Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has returned to training following the club suspension which was imposed after he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
Manager Alex McLeish confirmed in a statement that Villa's internal investigation into the allegations against Bannan had been put on hold. The club intend to wait for police to complete their probe into a motorway crash which involved Bannan and Shrewsbury striker James Collins, a former Villa player, in the early hours of Sunday, October 23.
Scotland international Bannan was arrested by police following the crash near junction 26 of the M1, which occurred at around 5.30am, and was subsequently bailed. The 21-year-old was suspended by Villa two days after his arrest.
McLeish said: "Barry Bannan returned to training today. The club has suspended internal enquiries into allegations which arose a couple of weeks ago pending the outcome of police enquiries. We will not be commenting further."
Another midfielder back in full training is Jermaine Jenas, who is itching to put his "heartbreaking" start to his Villa career behind him.
The 28-year-old is hoping finally to make his debut in Saturday's Barclays Premier League game with Norwich after seeing the start of his season ruined by thigh and Achilles problems sustained in training.
The summer loan signing from Tottenham said on the club's official website, www.avfc.co.uk: "My start here has been very frustrating. When I first arrived, I was flying in training. I was getting my head down and doing well.
"I was so excited about the prospect of starting at a new club and then I felt a little twinge in my quad on the Thursday before the Everton match.
"It was very, very frustrating. Then I had the Achilles injury too. I came back, fought back in the gym, worked hard and all of a sudden my Achilles was really, really sore. I just thought 'what more?'
"It was heartbreaking. It's been a real, real test of mental strength. Thankfully I have had good people around me - my wife, my family - they have supported me and kept me focused. Everyone at Villa has been fantastic too."