Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson is hopeful of making his Stoke comeback in this weekend’s Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham.
The player has been on the sidelines for the past four months with a broken leg.
Wilson suffered the injury against Sunderland last October, and has been on the comeback trail over the last few months. He is optimistic of being available for this weekends trip to Craven Cottage, provided he comes through a third practice match this afternoon – against Scunthorpe – with no setbacks
Wilson told Stoke’s official website: “I am looking towards the Fulham game now as a possible return to action. I think the game today will benefit me, and then I have the rest of the week to get myself right for the weekend. I want to be back out on the pitch, because watching from the stands just isn’t the same.”
Everything has gone to plan since Wilson returned to training at the end of January, and he is pleased with the progress to date:
“I’ve had a few weeks of training, and I’ve played in a few games now too. The good news is that I haven’t felt any twinges. If anything, it is just general stiffness, which was to be expected.”