Birmingham City forward Isaac Vassell will return to training on Monday after spending more than a year on the sidelines.

The 25-year-old Newquay-born hotshot sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligament injury in a goalless draw with city rivals Aston Villa at St Andrews last October and Vassell has been out of action ever since.

Birmingham Live have now reported that Vassell will return to training on Monday. The striker will need to spend a number of weeks building up his fitness before making his first team return. It may be towards the end of December before Vassell pulls on a Birmingham City shirt again.

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The player started his career with Plymouth Argyle but dropped into non-league to play for Truro City after failing to make the grade at Home Park. Vassell netted 28 goals in two seasons for The White Tigers before signing for Luton Town following a successful trial at Kenilworth Road.

During his time with Luton Town, Vassell bagged 15 goals and a little over a year after signing for The Hatters, he joined Birmingham City in a deal reportedly worth over £1 million.

Vassell made 10 appearances for the Blues last season prior to his serious injury and he scored his only goal as they beat Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews in September. The player will now be eager for a return to the side to show fans what he can do.

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