Bournemouth midfielder Mark Molesley has targeted a return to action with the reserves at the end of this month.
The 29-year-old has been out for over a year with a foot injury and will not be rushed back by Cherries manager Eddie Howe.
"Mark's making good progress. He's still going to be quite a while away but could possibly be involved in the reserve game at Torquay on November 30. I wouldn't rule that out," Howe told the club's official website.
"He's trained with us fully last week and that was a real boost for us and for Mark himself to see him back.
"We want to act in Mark's best interest and get him back when he's ready to play and not before.
"He's had a long wait and it's been a long road for him and the last thing we want to do now is to push him too early."