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Sir Alex Ferguson reveals Smalling and Jones closing in on comebacks

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Sir Alex Ferguson reveals Smalling and Jones closing in on comebacks

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones could be poised to make a return to action within the next week, with the former a possibility for the UEFA Champions League trip to Braga on Nov. 7.

Goal.com revealed last week that Smalling was closing in on a return to action after being sidelined with a broken metatarsal picked up in the summer. Like Smalling, ex-Blackburn Rovers man Jones has yet to play for the club so far this season after picking up back and knee injuries.

"We will try to push Chris on quickly,” Ferguson told reporters. “I don't think he will make Wednesday's game [against Chelsea], but I am sure he will be ready for the following week. There was some hope both he and Phil would be back for this busy schedule. Phil will be starting football training next Monday. He still has some running to do. The good news is they are not far away."

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