Villa’s Gardner Tweets he’s back training after injury

Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has returned to training after seven months on the sidelines.

Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has returned to training after seven months on the sidelines.

The 20-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament injury on the opening day of the season.

But Gardner was back training with his Villa team-mates on Wednesday and he could yet return to the first team to help in the fight against relegation.

He said on Twitter: "After seven months of hard work, first day back training today! What a feeling! Hard work pays off! Time to kick on thanks for all your support!"

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