Hibernian defender Kevin McCann is hoping for the green light to get his career back on track after more than a year out.
The 21-year-old has been on the sidelines with patella tendonitis in his right knee after being forced to undergo surgery last December following a series of failed comebacks.
The full-back has been training on his own in recent weeks, but is now hoping to be allowed to join the start of Hibs' pre-season training this week after a meeting with consultant professor Nicola Maffulli.
"I'm going back down to see the specialist on Monday and hopefully it will be just a five-minute job, a handshake and him giving me the all-clear to get back to full training," explained McCann.
"I got two weeks but I've been going in to the club three or four days a week this summer and doing my own stuff in my local park on the other days to try to make sure I'm ready.
"I'm hoping to start back with the boys on Thursday and join in straight away. The physio is happy with me. I'm feeling a lot stronger now.
"I'll have to see how I reach to full training, but I'm aiming to be involved in the pre-season games and for it to be as normal a time as possible."