Leeds skipper Richard Naylor has targeted a return early in the new year following knee surgery.
The 33-year-old has been sidelined since mid-October and had a minor operation to resolve "a niggling problem" last month.
Naylor said: "I'm doing very well. It's a slow road back but I've got targets I've got to hit each week.
"This week I'm in the pool and next week hopefully I'll be running outside, then hopefully back just after Christmas or early in the new year.
"I've had a few operations over the years but you have to deal with it. It's just a case of coming back and making sure you're really good with your re-hab."