As club-level football returns following the interruption of the international break, Cardiff City receive an injury boost as defender Ben Turner, who is one game shy of a century of league appearances for the Bluebirds, has indicated that he is yearning for competitive football.
The 26-year-old was a defensive mainstay during Cardiff City's stint in the Premier League last season and was expected to play a crucial part in the club's Championship campaign this year. However, the start of his own campaign was blighted by an ankle injury, which he suffered in pre-season.
"I'm back in full training and a reserve friendly will be played either on Friday or Monday," he explained on Wales Online, as he is desperate to link back up with the senior squad. "After that I would hope to be available to play at Championship level."
Cardiff City's home game against promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but he could make the matches against Ipswich Town, Millwall and Leeds United.
"I was gutted when I was injured at Yeovil," Turner reflected. "After all the running and hard work I had put in, it felt awful to lose out right at the end.
"My ankle is okay now and I came through a personal fitness schedule for a couple of weeks before I joined in with squad training. I've been back out on the pitch for three or four weeks now."