Sheffield United defender Lecsinel Jean-Francois is expected to return to full training before the end of the month.
Jean-Francois suffered a serious knee injury against Oldham in March and has been sidelined since.
"Lecsinel reported back from France on Monday so hopefully he is edging closer to a return," Blades manager Danny Wilson told the club's official website.
"We're going to up his training programme in the next week or two and integrate him into some competitive action."
Left-back Jean-Francois, a Haiti international, has completed most of rehabilitation in France, but has now returned to Shirecliffe.