Stoke City midfielder Marc Wilson has revealed that he is set for a return to Premier League action in the coming weeks.
The 25-year-old suffered a broken leg in October 2012 during a game against Sunderland, but managed to play 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Burnley on Tuesday, February 12.
And the Ireland international has set his sights on making a full recovery before the game against Fulham on February 23, meaning that he could be in line for a place in Giovanni Trapattoni's squad for the World Cup qualifiers in March.
"I am looking towards the Fulham game," Wilson told The Sentinel. "I think the game on Monday 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. Just watching isn't the same."
"The main objective for me was to get fitness out of the game," he added. "I am not feeling any twinges, more stiffness than anything."
Wilson also took time to pay tribute to the medical staff at the Brittania Stadium, hailing them as 'different class'.
"The staff here have been different class," he said. "They haven't given me many days off, but I think that has helped me in the long run."