Faubert finding his way back

Summer signing Julien Faubert is continuing to make solid progress as he bids to recover from an achilles injury suffered in pre-season.

The French international winger was hurt in the 1-0 friendly defeat by Sigma Olomouc on 17 July during the club's pre-season tour of Austria. It came little more than a fortnight after he had moved to the Boleyn Ground from Bordeaux in his homeland.

George Cooper, the club's head physiotherapist, today updated the latest news regarding Faubert's condition. He said: "Over the last couple of weeks, Julien has been jogging in a pool and the water has been getting shallower and shallower so he can put more weight on it.

"That went really well so, as scheduled, he is now running on land which will last six weeks." He added that the next step would be to focus on special movements designed to develop muscular power. "The running will intensify over that period and he will do jumping, plyometric movements to strengthen his achilles. If that goes well, he will then be reintegrated back into training."