The Belgian international looked like becoming Eriksson´s first-choice front man this term but his progress has been hampered by fitness concerns.
"I had a long talk with Emile last week and we decided that he needed at least a week´s rest to get rid of the hamstring problem he has had," Eriksson told www.mcfc.co.uk. "I hope that in a couple of weeks we will see the real Mpenza, because he has been struggling for a while now."
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