Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland says he is closing in on a return to football after being given the all-clear by his surgeon following a year out with an ankle injury.
The 23-year-old has not played since March last year after fracturing his ankle while appearing for England.
Butland, has suffered setbacks during his recovery pushing his return back.
He had recently been undergoing rehabilitation in Qatar after having undergone surgery a second time.
Butland took to social media to give an update on his progress and express his emotions on a potential return.