The defender has been sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament injury since February and hopes he is now about halfway to making a return to competitive action
Terriers right-back Ollie Turton had admitted his frustration at having to watch his teammates start the new season without him, but he is hopeful of completing his return from injury around the turn of the new year.

Ollie Turton reveals Huddersfield Town injury return date hopes and Neil Warnock message - YorkshireLive
The Huddersfield Town right-back has been out of action with an anterior cruciate ligament since February after suffering the injury shortly after returning from a completely unrelated ankle injury that had itself kept him out for months.


Town have brought Stoke City’s Tom Edwards in on loan to cover for Turton’s absence in the meantime, but Turton is hard at work trying to get himself back fit and compete for that place.


Turton told the club website: “The faint idea from what the physios have told me is that it’ll be around New Year that I’ll be back being able to play competitively. I’m hoping I can cut that down a bit!

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“Hopefully I can progress more quickly now I’m over the hump of dealing with what I was before, so New Year is the current target – but to be honest I’ve just been dealing with it by making smaller targets first.


“I haven’t been running again yet, so that’s my next target and then we’ll go from there. But like I say, I’m hoping to progress faster than what they think and then I can return quicker, that’s the plan.”


Turton’s injury came away to Wigan Athletic in the interim period between Mark Fotheringham’s dismissal and Neil Warnock’s appointment as his replacement, meaning the defender is yet to appear for the current manager.

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He said: “When the gaffer first got announced last season it was gutting, because I obviously wanted to play for him – but now I’ve got that chance because he’s stayed on for the year. I want to be fit sooner rather than later so I can be involved, and I’d love to be able to play for him.


“He’s been great with me even though I haven’t been available. Whenever he sees me he asks how I am and how I’m doing, so it’s nice to know that I’m still in his thoughts. The rehab days are long so it’s good because I get to see the gaffer in the gym as well. I just want to be able to get back on the training pitch and show him what I can do.”


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