Stoke City's Danny Higginbotham targets October return
Higginbotham scored in the FA Cup quarter-final victory against West Ham
Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham is hopeful that he will be fit to return from a serious knee injury in October.
The 32-year-old ruptured his cruciate ligament in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea on 2 April, an injury that caused him to miss the FA Cup final.
"It's been two months since my operation and it's coming on slowly but surely," he told
BBC Radio Stoke
"The best case scenario is to be training at some stage in September and match-fit in October. That's my aim."
Higginbotham, who has played over 100 league games in two spells with the Potters, struggled for regular football throughout last season but had forced his way back into the first team when the injury struck.
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