Damien Duff is set to be declared fit for Newcastle United in December.
"Damien is training on a daily basis. He's kicking and moving the ball around in one to one situations," Toon boss Sam Allardyce told the Sunday Sun. "That will hopefully progress soon to him taking in some training with players.
"My opinion would be that we could hopefully get him involved in the massive December that we are facing."
"If we can do that we'll have swum the Channel because at that particular time, every player will hopefully stay fit and be available for selection.
"We'll need them."