Merouane Zemmama is fighting his way back to fitness. He is back in full training with the rest of the squad and is due to return within a month. This has got to be the best news from Easter Road for a while. Zemmama’s extra spark of creativity has really been missing since he injured his foot at the tail end of last season.
It sounds like Mixu Paatelainen is delighted at the news too, he said “”It will be absolutely fantastic to get him back because he is a terrific football player. You always miss quality players and Merouane certainly falls into that category. He’s someone who makes things happen and I have to say I can’t wait to see him back.”
Mixu has the fixture against Dundee United at Easter Road on 13 September ringed as a possible return.
Once he is back, it’s going to be tough for the boss to decide who to drop. At the moment we have, contending four (maybe 5) places; Alan O’Brien, Steven Thicot, Joe Keenan, John Rankin, Ian Murray, Dean Shiels, Lewis Stevenson, Phillipe Morais and Ross Chisholm. I don’t think any of them will keep wee Zoomer off the park for long.