Italian international forward Vincenzo Iaquinta is set to hand Juventus boss Alberto Zaccheroni a major injury boost ahead of this weekend’s Serie A trip to Fiorentina.
The 30-year-old came through yesterday’s practice match against Bra unscathed and could be in line for a first league appearance in over four months.
Iaquinta underwent surgery on his left meniscus at the end of October and his recovery has taken longer than expected.
Juventus defeated non-league side Bra 8-1 and Iaquinta played a full 60 minutes to stake his claim for a place in the squad for the visit to the Franchi.
Midfielder Christian Poulsen was also given a run-out as the Dane continues to build up his fitness after recovering from a fibula injury he sustained in a 3-0 defeat to Milan in January.