Australia international Ruben Zadkovich hopes he will be able to make his Derby County debut shortly.
The 22-year-old midfielder moved to Pride Park in April but has yet to feature in Paul Jewell's first-team plans after being forced to undergo a double hernia operation.
"Fortunately for me it was quite a minor operation, and my rehab is going well so I shouldn't be too far away," he told the Rams' official website.
"I'm settling in quite well and obviously it's good to be around the boys, to be getting to know them, and I hope to get back from my injury and be able to do my best for the team.
"It's good for the team to have picked up some good results of late and hopefully now we can go on to something more positive."