Akinbiyi boost for Francis

Last updated : 16 October 2002 By Palace Dan
Palace manager Trevor Francis has received a boost with the news that Ade Akinbiyi has returned to training, and reports no reaction to his knee injury.

Akinbiyi played his last match for Palace in the final match of last season at West Brom, when he was substituted shortly after half time.

He is progressing well after surgery in Chicago and all things being equal, should be in line for a reserve team outing in mid November.