Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor is set to resume training after recovering from knee and ankle injuries.
The Scotland international has been sidelined since limping off during a match with Celtic in April.
Neil Alexander replaced McGregor and went on to play in the remaining games of the season, including the Uefa Cup and Scottish Cup finals.
However, manager Walter Smith has now received a huge boost with the news that McGregor should be completely fit for the start of the new season.
McGregor, who recently signed a new five-year deal with the club, could return to action during the upcoming tour of Holland and Germany.
"Allan has been given permission to step up his training a little bit more now," Smith told Rangers World.
"I would hope that within the next week, he will be back in among the rest of the players on a full-time basis.
"We will give him plenty of time to make sure he is right and I'm sure he'll be ready to resume playing when we go over to Holland and Germany.
"With a week of games and training over there, I think Allan will be ready to come back in at some point."