Dundee boss Neil McCann is delighted to see “a player who could be really massive for us this year” has returned to training.
Winger Roarie Deacon is yet to feature for the Dark Blues at all since the final day of last season after picking up an ankle injury in the 1-0 defeat to Partick Thistle.
At the time, the injury didn’t seem too serious but eventually required surgery and has kept Deacon out of action for the entirety of pre-season and the beginning of the campaign.
Last week, though, he posted photos on social media of his return to training and his boss was delighted to see the former Arsenal kid back in action.
Neil said: “I was really delighted to see him back.
“I was sick for Deacon because he got himself into great shape last year and he was so looking forward to hitting the ground running in pre- season but then he picked up a really innocuous injury against Partick.
“He’s back running and I’m delighted with that because he’s a player that could be really massive for us this year.”
Deacon remains a few weeks away from a return.
When he does become available once more for selection, Neil admits he’ll have welcome decisions to make between his players.
Something central midfielder Lewis Spence has given him thanks to his form of late.
“We want to have decisions to make all over the place,” Neil added.
“I thought Lewis’ display was brilliant last week. Maybe he just reinforced why I brought him to the club. Last year he was unfortunate with injury but I’m hoping he’s just one of many who tries to force his way into my starting XI.
“If I get enough of those guys pushing then I’ve got a good headache to have this season.”