Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Anderson Looks Set to Get Green Light

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Anderson Looks Set to Get Green Light

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JAMES ANDERSON showed little discomfort from his sore side during an hour-long spell of bowling in the Melbourne nets today.

England's pace spearhead hurt himself during their third-Test defeat against Australia at Perth, and has not bowled since last Saturday.

During the tourists' first practice session in the five days which have followed their setback at the WACA, much of the attention was on Anderson's fitness.

England have maintained throughout the week that the fast bowler's injury is only minor and highly unlikely to rule him out of the fourth Test, which starts on Boxing Day.

Even so, it was clear Anderson needed to come through today's work-out and be able to take part properly in a lighter training session tomorrow morning - before the team's Christmas Day lunch - to allay any residual fears about his readiness for action again.

His team-mate Jonathan Trott is certainly expecting him to take part.

"As far as I know he's looking really good," he said. …

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