Liam Palmer has told Sheffield Wednesday's official site that he is expecting to be fit enough to partake in the whole of the club's pre-season.
Ankle ligament damage caused the defender to miss the back end of last campaign, but Palmer says that he is making good progress in his comeback.
The 23-year-old is already running again and he is hoping to be back in contention for the start of next term.
“I’m feeling good, my ankle’s coming on great. I’ve been on the treadmill and reached a good percentage on there," he said.
“I’m going away for a couple of weeks but when I come back I will be looking forward to pre-season training.
“The physio said the target should be the first day of pre-season. We’ve not rushed it, we’ve taken our time and done everything properly to make sure there is no chance of a re-occurrence.”
Palmer's return will be a massive boost for Wednesday, as he has become one of the side's most reliable performers over the past few years.
He is likely to return to a much changed squad, though, with competition for places set to be fierce at Hillsborough next season.
The takeover of Dejphon Chansiri has provided Wednesday with funds to spend and manager Stuart Gray is likely to be planning to make a lot of alterations.
As a result, the Owls are amongst the favourites for promotion and Gray will be intending to make a lot of additions over the summer to ensure they meet their lofty aims.