By Abigail Withey
Everton have confirmed that defender Seamus Coleman has stepped up his recovery after posting pictured of him in a training session.
The 28-year-old has been out of action since March when the Ireland captain sustained a fractured leg during a World Cup qualifying match against Wales.
Since breaking his leg in Dublin the right-back has missed 12 games for the club including his side’s Premier League opening 1-0 victory over Stoke City at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The Merseyside club updated fans with the defender’s rehabilitation progress on Friday and told fans that he had made improvements in his recovery.
The right-back upped his recovery by working outdoors at the Finch Farm training complex during the week and was put through his paces with a number of running exercises with the club’s medical staff.
Everton posted a number of pictures of the full-back looking sharp and determined with his fitness on their official Twitter account.
The Toffees tweeted that “Seamus has stepped up his rehabilitation by working outdoors at USM Finch Farm” which will have no doubt delighted fans.
— Everton (@Everton) August 11, 2017
Although the date of his return to the squad remains unknown, the defender’s progress is a promising sign that his come back nearing.
The Ireland international joined the club back in 2009 and has recently extended his contract which will see his deal expire at Goodison Park in 2022.
Since joining eight years ago Coleman has made a total of 247 appearances and his return from injury will be eagerly awaited by many.
In other Everton news, the club are preparing a mega-money bid for a Fiorentina striker.