"I am hoping to start playing again come mid-November if all goes well," the centre-back told the Coventry Telegraph. "That's just a rough target but it would be nice to get a few reserve games by then."
McPake, who suffered the injury in the pre-season friendly against Dunfermline, added: "Performance wise it will be like starting from scratch but I think the last eight months have been invaluable coming down and making new friends and getting settled into the area
"So I have not got that to worry about. At least now all I have to do is concentrate on getting fit."