The summer Sheffield Wednesday recruit Chey Dunkley has resumed full training.
Dunkley last played a competitive game of football in February, for former club Wigan Athletic against Reading, in which he suffered a broken leg.
Wednesday took him on regardless at the end of his Wigan contract, but the 28-year-old had yet to train fully with his teammates until this week.
Speaking ahead of the Owls’ visit of Watford this weekend, Dunkley’s manager Garry Monk confirmed the defender was ‘progressing’.
“Chey went for his check-up scan with his consultant. He is really happy with it and he’s progressing really well,” Monk told Yorkshire Live on Thursday.
“It’s a process of building him up and up.
“Of course, he has missed quite a bit of football with the injury he had but it’s great news on the scan that it has healed really well and it is a case of building up the strength around it and his football fitness.”
Wednesday’s official Instagram page later shared a photo of Dunkley out on the Middlewood Road training pitch.
And their Twitter account followed that up with a video on Friday.
Great to see this man out there with the squad!
💪 @Dunks_92 💪#swfc pic.twitter.com/pTgc15jS3Q
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) September 18, 2020
Dunkley’s big personality has shone through on social media and the former non-league player already appears a popular member of the Wednesday squad.
Once fit, he must oust one of Dominic Iorfa, Tom Lees or Joost van Aken for a place in the Owls’ starting 11, and faces competition from Julian Borner, Liam Palmer and Osaze Urhoghide to do so.