Newcastle United’s Rob Elliot says his recovery from injury is going well but he will still be out for around four months.
Elliot, who arrived at St James’ Park back in 2011 from Charlton Athletic, found himself the first-choice goalkeeper last season after both Tim Krul and Karl Darlow were sidelined.
The Republic of Ireland shot-stopper made 21 Premier League appearances and received huge plaudits for his impressive performances, most notably in the 1-0 away win against Bournemouth.
However, the 30-year-old picked up a knee ligament injury at the end of March when on international duty and was subsequently ruled out for at least six months.
Elliot has been working hard to get back to full fitness and he has revealed things are looking positive as the club prepare for life in the Championship.
“Iâ€™ve been working hard and Iâ€™m off my crutches now, so thatâ€™s great and makes me feel a little bit more independent,” he told the official club website. “I will be getting ready to hopefully be back in training in September or October.”