Reading goalscorer Dominic Samuel has given fans an update on his injury rehabilitation and all signs look like he'll be back in the first team fold before too long.
The 21-year-old striker, who signed a three year contract extension in September, was injured in The Royals' Capital One Cup first round victory over Colchester on August 11. It was feared at first that the England youth international would be out for the season, but a scan revealed he'd only be out for six to eight weeks.
Now the striker, who scored six goals in 13 appearances for Coventry City on loan last season, will be hoping to get back to full fitness and fight for a starting spot in Steve Clarke's in-form Reading outfit.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Soon be back out on the training ground ⚽️ ⌛️</p>— Doms (@DominicSamuel9) <a href="https://twitter.com/DominicSamuel9/status/651708414284951553">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>
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He's got a tough task ahead of him, with Nick Blackman in the form of his life, Orlando Sa impressing, Matej Vydra a proven Championship goalscorer and Wales favourite Hal Robson-Kanu all ahead of him in the pecking order and contributing to The Royals' attack in recent games.
Fortunately, he has time on his side as he sealed a three-year contract, meaning he doesn't need to rush back and impress immediately but can work his way back to full fitness and then impress Clarke and the coaching staff on the training ground.
From what fans have seen of him at U21 level and in League One, he has what it takes to score goals in the Championship, so all he needs is patience and a lucky break. Let's hope his injury woes are behind him so he can finally focus on playing games.