Brentford boss Thomas Frank says defender Ethan Pinnock is progressing well in his recovery from a knee injury.
Pinnock picked up the injury in pre-season and has not played for the Bees in their opening two Premier League games.
But Frank says Pinnock, who also missed the end of last season with a hamstring problem, is ahead of where he originally expected the 29-year-old to be by this point.
“It’s moving forward,” Frank said.
“He’s running now on the pitch and it’s going in the right direction.
“Again, I don’t want to put weeks or a month or whatever on it, but it’s definitely going forward. It’s also a bit quicker than I thought in the beginning.”
Meanwhile, Sergi Canos and Kristoffer Ajer are both closing in on a return to action having also missed the start of the season because of hamstring issues.
Neither will be available for tomorrow’s clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage, however.