Skrtel approaching fitness

10 June 2010 04:38

Slovakia's Martin Skrtel is nearing fitness as he continues his recovery from injury.

The 25-year-old Liverpool defender has been unable to train with his team-mates since their arrival in South Africa on Wednesday, but is expected to step up his work as coach Vladimir Weiss prepares for Tuesday's opening Group F clash with New Zealand in Rustenburg.

Asked about his squad, Weiss said: "All are healthy, although Martin Skrtel still on Wednesday prepared individually. But he is now almost completely healthy and on Friday, he will no longer be training without the ball."

Source: PA