CECH WELCOMED BACK TO BRIDGE

Posted on: Fri 10 Nov 2006

Jose Mourinho and John Terry have spoken of their happiness that Petr Cech on Wednesday night was able to attend his first live game since injury.

Three-and-a-half weeks after the Reading game, Cech joined the players in the buoyant Stamford Bridge dressing room after the 4-0 win over Aston Villa. He had watched the game from the Executive Club box in the East Stand.

'It was great for everyone to see Petr Cech at the game on Wednesday, watching us win so well,' Terry said.

'He's looking good and he's doing well. I'm still speaking to him everyday, and I've been round as well.

'It was such a major injury he suffered, and he's started out well on the long road back. That was great football to help him on his way.'

Mourinho confirmed it was another milestone passed on the road to a playing return to the stadium.

He said: 'It was fantastic to see Petr in the dressing room before and after the game on Wednesday. He is still resting, but that was another stage in his recovery.'