Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson feels he is not too far away from returning to action after undergoing surgery over the summer.
The Sweden international hasn’t featured this season but recently made his return to the training ground after a long period of rehabilitation.
Larsson has admitted it has been a frustrating time watching the club struggle with results going against them.
The 31-year-old went under the knife to correct an issue with his knee during the summer break and he feels his return to the first team fold is not too far away.
Larsson said: “Basically I don’t have a date when I am looking to be back.
“So far since the operation [eight weeks ago] it has progressed really well.
“Obviously, to start with you have a brace on and you are on crutches, but since coming through that stage I have really progressed.
“I’ve not really put a date on it, but up to this point, I’m really really happy with how it’s gone.
“I feel I am pushing in the right direction to be back sooner rather than later.”