BURNLEY winger Ross Wallace has begun his comeback from knee surgery in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Wolves.
The Scot has been sidelined since August after an operation to repair “wear and tear” damage.
But he returned to action this afternoon with a 45-minute run-out in a 1-0 win for Burnley’s development squad, and came through unscathed.
“Ross is continuing progress with his rehab and we are doing that wisely and sensibly, which is why he played 45 minutes today,” said Burnley boss Sean Dyche.
“We will now build that up as we, and he, feels comfortable with in order to get him back to full fitness.
“Ross is on schedule and we want to make sure he is right and proper and that is exactly how things are going at the moment.”
Wallace was joined in the Clarets side by full back Joseph Mills, who has returned from a successful loan spell wit Oldham Athletic and also played 45 minutes.
New Zealand international Cameron Howieson was the goalscorer as Simon Weatherstone’s side beat Wolves.
The Development Squad will travel to Liverpool later this week for another friendly, with Wallace again set to feature.