Paul Tisdale has provided an update on the fitness of Alex Gilbey and Baily Cargill, who both missed the end of last season due to injuries.
The pair were sidelined for the final month of the 2018/19 campaign and have been rehabbing this offseason following their respective surgeries.
Tisdale is pleased with the progress being made by both players and expects them to be back in the thick of the action very soon.
“They are progressing really well,” Tisdale said in his pre-season press conference ahead of the friendly with Welwyn Garden City.
“Alex has participated during pre-season training but we’re looking to hold him back. We have to be very careful with players coming back from operations and injuries like his that he doesn’t go too quick.
“We are holding him back which means he’s behind everyone else - that’s intended. He’ll be into the thick of it within the next three or four weeks. Once the season’s started I’m sure he won’t be too far behind.
“Baily is the same. I’d imagine he’ll be in contention and ready to play in mid-August. They are both making really good progress.”
Tisdale also spoke on the fitness of striker Rhys Healey, who has yet to feature in either of the two friendlies that have taken place since his arrival from Cardiff City last week.
“Rhys is a couple of weeks behind too. The transfer negotiations took place over a four-to-five week period so he’s behind everyone else.
“He’ll be busy catching everyone up but it’s fair to say he’s a couple of weeks behind everyone else.”