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The 30-year-old fractured his left tibia in December and though he is refusing to name a date for his comeback, he is buoyed by how well his rehabilitation is going

Barcelona forward David Villa has revealed that he remains on course to return to first-team duty before the end of the season.

The Spain international has been out of action since fracturing his left tibia during the Blaugrana's Club World Cup semi-final success over Al Sadd in December.

However, Villa's rehabilitation remains on track and on Thursday he walked up 'La Mola', a mountain in Catalunya, with team-mate Sergio Busquets.

"I am very excited and happy," he enthused upon reaching the summit. "The leg is getting better and I am meeting the deadlines set during the recovery [process]."

Turning his attention to Barca's hopes of reclaiming their Primera Division title, Villa added: "All we can do is win our games and wait."

Barcelona currently trail league leaders Real Madrid by four points, with just six rounds of the season remaining.

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