Kerim Frei completed his first full training session with Fulham’s senior squad this morning as he continues to step up his recovery from a pelvis injury that has sidelined him for much of this season.

The Turkish international has started just two games for Martin Jol’s side this season due to a number of niggling injuries and has been out of action since Fulham’s third round FA Cup draw with Blackpool on January 5. The teenage winger, who is expected to be available for first team football again within the next fortnight, burst onto the scene last season with a string of eye-catching performances after making his first domestic start at Chelsea in the League Cup.

Frei, who spent a month on loan at Championship side Cardiff last October, will need to fight off challenges from Ashkan Dejagah, Damien Duff and Alex Kacaniklic to regain a place in Jol’s starting line-up. Jol is quoted as saying:

Frei has had a little problem with his abductor. That is awkward for a young guy. He’s an explosive player and it’s been irritating him for six months.