Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is happy with Valeri Bojinov's recovery from a serious knee injury.
The Bulgaria international sustained the horrific injury in City's derby success against Manchester United in August but is already doing some light training and is set to step up his recovery programme.
"When he came here, he was not fully-fit, so he had to train a lot," Eriksson told City's official website.
"When we put him on from the start he got injured straight away and that was very unlucky. That happens in football, but he will come back, and probably quicker than we thought.
"On Wednesday it was three months since he was operated on and it's remarkable how well he's doing.
"To think it was only that amount of time since the operation, he looks very, very well at this moment.
"He's not training with us yet but he is kicking balls, running, jumping a little bit and the medical team are very happy with what they've seen.
"They told me that sometimes they have to slow him down, he wants to do too much and he's a young man, a young hungry man.
"He wants to show that he is a great footballer; his attitude is fantastic, so that's good."