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Jimenez visits training ground

Raul Jimenez visited the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground this week, reuniting with teammates for the first time since his head injury sustained during November’s win at Arsenal.

Accompanied by the club doctor, the Mexican striker was greeted with hugs and smiles by the squad, who broke momentarily from training to welcome their friend back to Compton Park.

Jimenez watched a portion of the session alongside head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, before returning home, where he has been convalescing since his discharge from hospital last week.

A giant banner in support of Jimenez, crowdfunded by supporters from around the world and covering three blocks of the Steve Bull Upper Stand, will be debuted at this Saturday’s match against Aston Villa, which Raul is set to watch from home.