He also confirmed having to tell want away full back Stephen Kelly that he cannot leave the club right now.
Young-Pyo Lee, who picked up a knee injury at the City of Manchester Stadium returned to training this week. Ledley King (groin), Edgar Davids (ankle) and Andy Reid (knee) have also fully recovered.
Right-back Philip Ifil played for 45 minutes in a private practice match at the beginning of the week, after recovering from a groin injury picked up whilst on loan at Millwall.
Source: The Independent