BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport
Dunfermline skipper Callum Fordyce has stepped up his recovery from the horrific ankle injury that has already kept him sidelined for 10 weeks.
The former Livingston defender suffered a broken leg and dislocated ankle in the 2-0 defeat to Ayr United in September.
The 23-year-old underwent an operation to repair the damage and could require further surgery to remove pins inserted to help the healing process.
However, the summer signing has had the protective cast removed from his ankle and has begun exercises to strengthen the joint as he makes the first tentative steps towards a full recovery.
Manager Allan Johnston explained: “Callum has his boot off now and his trainer on.
“I think he’ll still have to go in for another operation to get the metalwork out.
“But he’s coming along well.”
Full-back Ryan Williamson is also making progress in his comeback from the double leg break he suffered in August.
However, Johnston added: “Obviously it’s going to be long-term before the two of them are back, but they’re going in the right direction.
“The two of them were massive players for us at the start of the season and they’ve been a big loss to the team.
“They’re really good lads as well, so it’s good to see them going in the right direction.”