Seamus Coleman is back in training with Premier League side Everton.
The Republic of Ireland captain has been out since March of last year, when he suffered a double leg fracture in the World Cup Qualifier against Wales back.
His absence was keenly felt by the national side, as they lost out to Denmark in the play-offs for this summer’s tournament.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce told the club’s AGM last night that the Killybegs man is getting closer to a return.
And it will come as a massive boost to Toffees fans, as the former Sligo Rovers defender has been a virtual ever-present in the starting eleven and one of the club’s most consistent performers for a number of years.