Sean Davis is stepping up his rehabilitation from the knee injury which ended his season.
Davis had played just four games for Bolton since joining on a free transfer from Portsmouth in the summer.
The 30-year-old damaged cartilage in his knee whilst playing at Liverpool in August and needed surgery. But he is now back in training and happy with his progress.
"I'm running outside, getting stronger although I'm still a fair few weeks away," he said.
"The main thing when you are doing knee rehab is to try and get your quads, calves and hamstrings back to how they were before.
"The more work you do on those muscles then the easier the pressure becomes on your knee.
"You do put on a bit of weight because you aren't allowed to do exercise for a certain amount of time and obviously it feels different when you do start running again.
"It's all new to me, but I've been working hard in the gym to try and get myself back as quick as I possibly can.
"I don't think I will be able to play again this season although I'm looking forward to hopefully getting a few full training sessions in. The recovery process does take time, but time is on my hands because I have got to pre-season if needs be.
"I'll be in over the summer and I've got to say that the physios, doctors and medical staff at the club have been great because they have let me get away as much as I can and I have kind of had my break already."
Davis is yet to work with Owen Coyle, as he replaced Gary Megson whilst the midfielder was sidelined, but it is something he is looking forward to.
"Hopefully I can come back fitter and stronger because I am looking forward to trying to impress the fans and new manager because I haven't really had the chance to do that," he said.
"The gaffer is enthusiastic and has told me how is looking forward to working with me. Obviously he won't see me as much as the other players because I haven't been out on the training pitches, but when he does then he takes the time to speak to me, which is good."