Crystal Palace winger Lee Chung-Yong has recently taken part in his first training session since arriving from Bolton Wanderers.
Crystal Palace winger Lee Chung-Yong has told South London Today that his first training session at the club was a tough one.
Lee arrived at Palace from Bolton Wanderers during the January transfer window, but his progress at Selhurst Park has been halted due to a hairline fracture, which has kept him sidelined.
The South Korean international is close to making his return now, though, and he commented on his first full training session - which he participated in last week.
“Tuesday was my first day of full training with the first-team,” he said. “It was tough but I enjoyed it.
“I’m not worried about my injury. I can’t feel any pain now. I just need to get my fitness levels up and make sure that it is right, that is all I’m concentrating on right now."
There is great excitement about Lee's arrival at Palace as the feeling is that he could be a bargain addition.
Although the 26-year-old has been plying his trade in the second tier recently, he has previously proven his Premier League class and he will be hoping to impress when he does return to action.
Lee faces a fight to earn a first-team place at Palace, with Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie currently holding a strong grip on the wide positions at the club.
The tricky pair have both been in brilliant form recently, but Lee will be hoping to show what he can do now he is back fit, as he aims to make up for lost time.