Twente's Nacer Chadli resumes squad training

The Belgium international has been sidelined with a knee injury but is nearing a return to match action
Eredivisie outfit Twente have received some encouraging news from the treatment table as winger Nacer Chadli has resumed regular training after spending the opening weeks of the 2011-12 campaign on the sidelines.

The Belgium international sustained a knee injury during pre-season and his recovery has been slower than initially expected.

Nevertheless, Chadli is now on his way back again as he has returned to the training ground.

"Things are going pretty well in training. I'm still trying to stay away from the duels though. That's a step I plan to make next week," Chadli commented to Voetbal International.

Head coach Co Adriaanse added that they are planning to give the 22-year-old some game time with the reserves next week as a return after the international break could be on the cards.

"The plan is to give him 30 minutes of playing time with Jong Twente against Jong PSV next Monday. And we're planning a friendly game on October 11 against an Eerstedivisie side to let him gain match rhythm," said Adriaanse.

"He could be back in the match squad for the league game against RKC on October 15."

Twente currently sit second in the Eredivisie table with 16 points from seven games.