West Bromwich Albion are hopeful two their injured trio will be fit for the start of the Barclays Premier League campaign.
Jonathan Greening and striker Roman Bednar are set for pre-season action, although Filipe Teixeira is unlikely to be ready, despite making good progress in his recovery from a serious knee injury.
Portuguese midfielder Teixeira missed the last two months of the season after suffering cruciate ligament damage to his left knee in March.
The 27-year-old has been rehabilitating with the help of the physio and doctor at his former club Academica de Coimbra following an operation in his homeland and is back on his feet doing light jogging and strength work.
Teixeira is due to return to England next week to continue his recovery with the Baggies’ medical staff at the club’s training ground.
Club physio Richie Rawlins told wbafc.co.uk: “I’ve been speaking to Filipe throughout the summer and he seems very optimistic and happy with how things are going.
“The operation was a success. The swelling has all gone down and the knee is a lot stronger. There have been no setbacks, he is progressing really well.”
Meanwhile, fellow midfielder Greening and striker Bednar underwent hernia operations during the summer break – but both will be fit to begin pre-season training on Thursday.