Ricketts on the road back

Ricketts, who sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon in February in

an FA Cup tie at Wigan, is nearing a return to full training and

feeling good about how his rehabilitation is progressing. “It’s

going very well,” the 30-year-old Wales international told

www.bwfc.co.uk. “I’m hoping to be back outside training with the

lads any time soon, even if it is for just half a session. “From

that I will be looking to build it up to full sessions and then

progress into playing games in the reserve team. “Everything seems

like it is going according to plan at the moment. Hopefully that

can continue to be the case and I will have no reactions to

progressing with the workload. “It will be the first time that I

will have kicked a ball in over eight months, although I have done

some ball work in the one-to-one sessions with the physios. “I’m

not too sure how quickly I will be able to start playing reserve

matches, but hopefully within the next two weeks I will be able to

get a short run out, even if it is for just 30 minutes or so. “It’s

all about building it up to get that elusive and important match

fitness.”