Loftus-Cheek training with the 'under 16s' on road to recovery

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is nearing a return to first-team training.

The England international midfielder has been out for over seven months after picking up an achilles injury in a friendly before the Europa League final against Arsenal in May.

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But the 23-year-old appears to close to a return to action, with Lampard revealing he is building up his fitness by training with the club’s Under 16s side!

In his press conference, Lampard talked about Loftus-Cheek’s road to recovery:

“There’s a different look on Ruben’s face. He is more smiley and happy.

“He’s integrating more towards us which is great news.”