19th December 2013

Yeovil Town defender Nathan Ralph is set to return to training after recovering from a knee injury which has kept him sidelined for 10 months.

The left-back last appeared for the Glovers in their 3-1 home win against Preston North End on the 12th February 2013 in which he scored, before being forced off with a knee injury.

Manager Gary Johnson confirmed at today’s press conference that the 20-year-old is set to resume normal training after being given the all clear by specialists.

The Glovers boss said: “He had some great news yesterday from the specialist and for the first time in 18 months since he has had this knee problem which has really set him back, he kicked a ball.

“I have kept him here because I know what a worker he is and he has come through it, so that is good. At the moment he is fit to start training normally which is great news.”

Despite being ruled out through injury the former Peterborough defender has remained in good general fitness, something that has not gone unnoticed by his manager.

“The first kick of the ball he took everyone cheered and clapped; It is fantastic because for the work he has had to do to stay fit he deserves a medal and he deserves time so he can get things right and be part of our squad.”