Denver Hume has returned to full training this week, Lee Johnson has revealed.
The left-back hasn’t featured since the Head Coach’s first game in charge against Wigan Athletic, during which he limped off after 32 minutes with a hamstring injury.
Hume won’t feature when the Lads travel to Accrington Stanley on Wednesday evening, though, with Tom Flanagan also ruled out and expected to spend a minimum of three to four weeks on the sidelines.
Speaking to safc.com, the Head Coach provided the latest from the Academy of Light treatment room.
“Denver has now trained without restriction,” said Johnson.
“The next step for him is to try to look at a consistent training period and minutes, so we might try to arrange a game next week behind closed doors at home against a local team.”
He continued: “Tom Flanagan is out with a hamstring injury and best case he’s going to be out for three to four weeks, which is disappointing.
“Ross has had an amazing month, he’s has nought appearances, nought goals, nought assists and won one trophy, but on a serious note, it’s brilliant to have him back.
“We want all the players to be as fit as they can possibly be because it’s not easy and it’s unprecedented times, so soon as we get one back, we feel very grateful and very happy that we have different options.
“That’s the beauty of all our players, they all have their unique individual quality and what we’ve had to do is be very flexible to maximise that, but the more options we have the better.”