Australia winger Harry Kewell is 'on track' to recover his fitness in time for this summer's World Cup.
The 31-year-old former Leeds and Liverpool ace was named in the preliminary squad for South Africa by manager Pim Verbeek last week but is struggling with a groin problem.
He picked up the injury whilst playing for current club Galatasaray in Turkey, and says it is crucial that he is 100 per cent for the tournament.
"I'm doing all the right things," he said. "Nothing's pulling up short. We're working on a schedule and it's all going on track.
"It's important that I am (at 100 percent)... not only for myself, but for my team as well.
"If I can't be 100 per cent, I'm letting myself down and my team and my country as well."
Kewell is set to miss this week's warm-up game against New Zealand and is expected to play as a lone striker this summer.
Australia have been drawn in World Cup Group D alongside Germany, Ghana and Serbia, and it is against the Germans who they will play their opening match.