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Bullard targets September return

Jimmy Bullard
Bullard's transfer fee has cost Hull almost 180,000 per minute played

Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard could be back in action for the Premier League club by late September.

The Tigers' £5m record signing had knee ligament surgery early in the year after tearing ligaments just 28 minutes into his debut in January.

The 30-year-old told BBC Radio Humberside: "Every day I can feel it getting stronger and stronger. I've had no pain and no swelling.

"Every so often I try it and I feel confident, and that's a big thing."

He insists he will not rush his return: "In two or three weeks I'll try straight-line running, maybe sooner, I want to get back as soon as possible but I have to be sensible.

"I want to be right when I come back, hit the ground running and make a difference. I'm not going to be far away at the end of September, early October."

He's an old-fashioned centre-forward, he'd be a great asset for Hull City

Jimmy Bullard on Hull target Bobby Zamora

Meanwhile, Bullard would love to see his former Fulham team-mate Bobby Zamora join him at the KC Stadium.

Hull have made an offer for the striker but any move is dependent on Fulham signing a replacement.

"I enjoyed playing with Bobby," he said. "He's an old-fashioned centre-forward. He'd be a great asset for Hull City."

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see also
Bullard set for lengthy lay-off
21 Feb 09 |  Hull
Hull complete 5m Bullard swoop
23 Jan 09 |  Hull

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