Aston Villa's Curtis Davies has made a shock return to first-team action.
Davies ruptured his Achilles tendon against Arsenal in March and was not expected to be fit until October.
However, Davies - whose move from West Brom was made permanent over the summer despite his injury - has now played for an hour in a behind-closed-doors clash against Notts County.
"I feel great," he said.
"It was a good game to get 60 minutes in.
"I felt I could have played the full 90 but I'll take it slowly, one day at a time and see how I come through it.
"I've been looking at the new shirt for ages and just waiting to pull it on, so it was good to be back out there - albeit in a behind-closed-doors game.
"I felt comfortable and I didn't hold back."
Davies hinted he may be ready to start the new Premier League season, which is just two weeks away.
"Hopefully now I'll get another game soon and I can start to put a bit of pressure on Martin (Laursen) and Zat (Knight)," he said.