CHERRIES skipper Simon Francis revealed playmaker David Brooks “would likely have been involved” against Wolves this weekend had the Premier League been in action.

The former Sheffield United star has not kicked a ball competitively this campaign, having sustained an ankle injury at Brentford in pre-season.

Wales international Brooks had been back in first-team training after undergoing two operations on the injury – and had been set to make his comeback before COVID-19 shut down English football.

And, writing in The Sun, Francis revealed Molineux was likely to be the place Warrington-born Brooks returned to the top flight.

Francis said: “He does have a girlfriend down here and recently got a dog, who is no doubt keeping him occupied!

“But psychologically it may be tough for him as he was so close to making a comeback before all this madness began.

“Brooksy was training with the first team and while the Crystal Palace game would have come too early, he would have likely been involved against Wolves.

“Then the worry is that this break could hinder his progress because the longer without a match and the ability to train together, the more all of our levels of fitness will be impacted.

“I hope he returns in the shape he was when I last saw him because we have nine massive games to save our season and he is one of our best players.”