Sam Allardyce has confirmed Seamus Coleman has returned to Everton training, 10 months after he broke his leg playing for Republic of Ireland.
Coleman was representing his country in a World Cup Qualifier against Wales in Dublin when he suffered the injury after a tackle from Welsh defender Neil Taylor.
Allardyce was speaking at the Everton general meeting in Liverpool on Tuesday night when he said: "Seamus Coleman is due back. He has started training."
No timescale has been given for the right-back's return, but the fact he is back on the training pitch is sure to be well received by Everton and Ireland fans alike.
The 29-year-old has made over 200 appearances for Everton since joining from Irish side Sligo Rovers in 2009.
Tuesday night's general meeting also saw chief executive Robert Elstone reveal more details about the club's proposed stadium move to Bramley Moore Dock.