Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has received some encouraging news on the injury front as Mario Gotze's recovery goes according to schedule.
The Germany international picked up a thigh injury in the closing stages of the 2012-13 campaign and then endured a recovery setback in training the week before the Champions League final, which kept him out of the showpiece at Wembley.
Gotze consequently missed the start of Bayern's pre-season, too, but the attacking midfielder is now edging closer to his comeback.
"My situation is ever-improving. I hope that I will shortly be able to play football again," Gotze was quoted as saying by Bild.
The 21-year-old resumed individual light training on Wednesday and is expected to resume regular training within two weeks.