The road to recovery has started for Fulham striker Adam Taggart as he aims to break into the Fulham side and kick-start his career with the Cottagers.

The Socceroo striker returned to training on Monday, just two weeks after undergoing groin surgery.

It’s the first step to what is expected to be at least a four-week rehabilitation for the 21-year-old, who is yet to make his full debut for the Championship club due to the injury.

Taggart picked up the problem early in the pre-season and while it wasn’t considered too serious, both he and the club decided minor decided surgery was the best option.

Last season’s A-League Golden Boot winner has made one appearance for the Cottagers in pre-season before suffering the problem.

He joined the Cottagers on a three-year deal from Newcastle Jets after making two appearances at the World Cup in Brazil, including starting against Spain.

He is desperate to get on the park as soon as possible, especially with January’s Asian Cup in Australia just around the corner.

Fulham could certainly do with Taggart’s services, currently sitting last in the Championship with just one point from their first six games.