Cubero targets January return for Pool

Blackpool's Jose Miguel Cubero
Blackpool's Jose Miguel Cubero
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Jose Miguel Cubero is targeting the second week in January for his return to Blackpool’s side.

The Costa Rican midfielder has so far featured in only two games since his summer signing.

After missing almost two months due to work permit issues, the 27-year-old was injured in the 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough.

Cubero underwent a minor operation in his homeland last month.

He then returned to England for a week to be assessed before flying back to Costa Rica to continue his recovery. And Cubero is hoping there’s finally light at the end of his tunnel.

“I will be travelling back to England on Friday and should be ready to return to training,” he said.

“I hope to be at my best and to play in the first or second week of January.

“I’m doing my recovery work in Costa Rica, after receiving permission from the coach and medical staff Blackpool.

“The fitness coach of my national side has dealt with this injury in the past.

“And so we felt it was best (to recuperate in Costa Rica).

“It’s more than three weeks since I had my operation and it seems that things are going well.”

Cubero arrived at Pool in a £300,000 deal after starring in Costa Rica’s World Cup campaign in Brazil.

Boss Lee Clark has spoken about his desire to get the midfielder back as quickly as possible, a feeling Cubero echoes.

He added: “I just want to get back fit now as the situation we are in at the moment is uncomfortable.

“No club likes to be where we are in the table but we have improved in recent weeks, even though we are still at the bottom.

“I hope I can get fit as quickly as possible to help save Blackpool from relegation.”