Andy Rafferty is making good progress on his way back from summer knee surgery and has been given the go-ahead to step up his training.
The keeper has not featured at all this season after undergoing an intricate operation to repair the patella tendon in his left knee.
However, a trip to see a specialist in London on Monday provided good news for the 24-year-old and he's now entering the closing stages of his rehabilitation.
"The specialist is reluctant to rush him back too soon but is happy with the progress he is making," explained Physio Ian Gallagher.
"The nature of the operation that Andy has had means that you have to give it sufficient time for the healing process to take place.
"He has been told he can do some light jogging now and some functional goalkeeper training though he's still not diving or kicking at the moment.
"We'll take him back at the start of March when I'm hopeful he will get the green light to return to full training."
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