Ipswich winger Luciano Civelli is hoping to be fully fit in time for the start of the 2010/11 npower Championship season.
Civelli was forced out of action for 16 months with knee ligament damage before making his comeback in the 9-1 win over Newmarket.
The 23-year-old made his second appearance of pre-season in Friday's friendly 6-0 win at Histon and is pleased with the progress he is making.
He told the club's official website: "I have been a long time out injured but it's good to be back playing football again and I am happy with how things are going.
"My return is going better than I thought and I think if I carry on as I am I will be ready for the start of the season. If not the start, then two or three games in.
"When you are injured for a long time you worry sometimes about whether you will come back but I always tried to stay positive and I'm happy with my progress now."