First session back today with the lads after a tough 3 months out. Buzzing to be back. Got to kick on now pic.twitter.com/5DpMYwR00u— Conor McAleny (@CMcAleny) November 13, 2014
Everton's Conor McAleny has confirmed his return to training after a delayed start to the 2014/15 season.
McAleny is now 22, and has only started two Premier League games in his career, spending time last season on loan with Brentford, but also had to battle back from suffering a broken leg sustained while playing for the Bees.
His potential was rewarded with a new deal with summer, with Everton offering him a long-term contract for an unproven young forward, last until 2017.
McAleny said upon the renewal that he had spoken with manager Roberto Martinez who had told him he had faith he could play a first team role:
The Mail quoted: "He called me up a few weeks ago and we had a good chat. That was massive for me.
"He told me I was going to be in his plans and that was a big part of why I have signed. I want to get as close as I can to the first team, make some appearances and hopefully chip in with a few goals if possible."
To date that promise hasn't been able to get started, but now he is back in training, it is over to the forward who has scored 22 goals in 55 games for the under-21s to begin showing what he has to offer.