Fae eyes return

Midfielder closes on full fitness

Fae: Back in training

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Reading star Emerse Fae is close to regaining full fitness after he contracted Malaria.

The Ivory Coast international went down with the illness after playing in the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

He is still not ready to play, but he is nearing full fitness and he is relieved to be back.

Better

"I am much better," he told Sky Sports News.

"I trained all last week and I feel much better, I was worried as I didn't know how long it would take me - I didn't know anything about Malaria, but I am okay now."

Although he is now back in training, Fae confirmed he was not yet ready to play.

"I am not fit or ready to play a professional game yet, but I try to be ready for next few games and I want to be ready soon," he added.