Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson says Valeri Bojinov's recovery from knee surgery is "looking good".
"It's looking good," Eriksson told City's website, "and I'm told by the medical people that for that kind of injury he is looking in good shape. I don't push people, so it's very difficult to say which date he can start training with the others, or when he's ready to play.
"I don't think anyone can say that now, but hopefully around Christmas he might be taking part in training sessions, and then we'll see when he is match fit. Everything looks good for Valeri at the moment."