Last Updated: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:26
Stoke utility man Marc Wilson took a huge step on the road to recovery on Tuesday when he made his first appearance in three months.
Wilson suffered a broken leg in the goalless draw against Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium back in October and has worked hard with the club's medical team in order to be back and fit as swiftly as possible.
The Republic of Ireland man got 75 minutes of football under his belt in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Northampton, with the Potters falling to a 3-2 defeat.
The 25-year-old came through the game without any further issues to worry about and could soon be back in the plans of first-team boss Tony Pulis.
"It went as well as could have been expected today," said Wilson.
"It's been three months now since I had my operation, so to get back out there and get some minutes under my belt feels really good.
"It's been a tough journey, but the lads who I have had working with me on a daily basis have been a different class, and I undoubtedly owe a lot to them."
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