Watford's Stephen McGinn has set his sights on a return to action after progressing well in his recovery from a knee injury.
The Scottish midfielder missed the end of last season after undergoing surgery in March and is still a couple of months away from coming back to training.
However, he has not suffered any setbacks and is now itching to get back on the pitch with his team-mates.
"It is going well. I went to see the surgeon on Thursday and he told me he was really happy, so I'm feeling better and will hopefully start jogging soon," McGinn told Sky Sports News.
"I hope to be in light training around about September, October time.
"If it was up to me I'd try to get back as soon as possible, but the physios are keeping me under wraps and just taking as long as I can to get back to full fitness.
"I am looking forward to getting back."
Watford have sold star striker Danny Graham to Swansea this summer but McGinn is confident the likes of Troy Deeney and 20-year-old Marvin Sordell can help fill the void.
"I expect another striker to come in but I believe guys like Marvin and Troy can step up," he said.
"You saw what Marvin did at such a young age last season and if he can get consistency in his game there is no reason why he can't score 20 goals for us."