Tottenham Hotspur youngster Alex Pritchard has taken to social networking site Twitter to admit that he is finding it hard to be on the sidelines.
The 22-year-old midfielder has been out injured with an ankle problem for a while and will return only in 2016.
The youngster originally sustained the injury to his right ankle while playing for the England Under-21 side against their Sweden counterparts at the European Championships in June.
Pritchard underwent corrective surgery last month, as reported by Sky Sports, and is recovering from it at the moment.
The midfielder is highly rated and very exciting, and he is looking forward to getting back to action soon, with Tottenham fans wishing him good luck.
Been a hard time for me with this injury, but looking forward to the new year and getting back to… https://t.co/OLvXGYjLED— Alex pritchard (@pritch_93) November 29, 2015
@pritch_93 Come back soon!!! Really want to see you in our shirt!!!— Spurs Thailand (@SpursThailand) November 29, 2015
@pritch_93 chin up lad, eyes to the future,use the frustration to motivate you. You will get there!— Alan Clasper (@aclasper1) November 29, 2015
Pritchard, who has been on the books of North London outfit Tottenham since 2009, was in scintillating form for Brentford in the Championship last season.
The midfielder scored 11 goals and created as many as 111 chances in 46 league appearances for the Bees during the 2014-15 campaign.
The exciting youngster was expected to enjoy a breakthrough season at Spurs this term, but injury has impeded his progress at White Hart Lane.