PAUL Caddis has come to the conclusion that falling out with Paolo Di Canio was a blessing in disguise.

The Swindon Town full-back, currently on loan at Championship Birmingham, has recently made his return to action following a shoulder injury - a recovery which took less time than expected.

He puts his comeback down to the Blues' medical set-up, which he claimed is superior to what is on offer at the County Ground.

"Maybe it was not so bad I fell out with the manager," Caddis told BBC West Midlands.

"Originally the plan was after Christmas. But I've got to give a lot of credit to the physios here, who have worked me very hard in the gym.

"Christmas-time is important when games come thick and fast. Three wins gets you up in the play-offs and I don't see why we can't do that ”

"I've done a lot with the fitness coach and adrenaline's a strong thing. That got me though that first game back at Blackpool.

"But there's no chance I could have got to this stage had I still been back at Swindon as the facilities are so much better here.

"It's been quite a year. We won promotion, I was made club captain, then me and the manager had a few words, and I lost the captain's armband, but I ended up in the Championship."