Cahill returns to Trotters training

Centre-back Cahill has made a remarkable recovery after it was

initially feared he would miss the rest of the season. It means he

should be able to play in the latter part of the campaign for

Bolton and revive his dream of making the England World Cup squad.

Cahill, who was admitted to hospital on the day of the Fulham game

on February 6, said in the club programme: “Catching it so early

has saved months of treatment. “To have missed only a month and be

on the verge of returning to full training with the rest of the

squad is a massive turnaround. “I now have a chance to feature in

the run-in. I am going to work hard and make sure I am in the best

possible condition when that time comes around.” Cahill was forced

to sit out England’s friendly against Egypt but has not given up

hope of travelling to South Africa. He said: “When you are in the

squad you have a chance of playing. But I can’t do anything about

it. It is all about getting fit and concentrating on my form for

Bolton. “If I can get back playing well and pick up where I left

off you never know what might happen with England.” Manager Owen

Coyle is looking forward to welcoming Cahill back into the fold.

Coyle said: “He is doing well and in good fettle. I envisage he

will start joining in at the beginning of the week. “He is in good

shape and we just have to build his confidence up, that’s the main

thing.”