FORWARD Will Miller has suffered a minor setback but is still recovering well from a knee injury.
Miller suffered a dislocated kneecap in a game against Queens Park Rangers last January, ruling the 22-year-old out for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.
The young forward has targeted being fit for the opening game of the season and has been working at St George's Park.
Manager Nigel Clough says Miller has suffered a slight setback, although his recovery from the knee injury is in the main going well.
“They’ve all come back in good shape, which is generally the case with footballers these days,” said Clough.
“I think they’ve all come back and realised the task that’s ahead and it started last Monday on the first day of pre-season.
“The only one who’s not doing too much at the moment is Will Miller.
“His knee is okay, (he has been) building it up in the summer, but he’s then just felt a hamstring problem so we’re just trying to clear that up at the moment.
“But he’s the only one really not joining in - everyone else has pretty much done all the sessions so far.”
Clough is preparing his squad for Friday night’s first friendly away at Mickleover Sports.
“The first one or two friendlies are purely for the 45 minutes each,” said Clough.
“We’ve had a couple of practice matches so far but nothing beyond 35-40 minutes.
“We’ll have a hard day Thursday but that’s always the plan - the lads won’t be flying on Friday night.
“It’ll be a case of getting 45 minutes under the belt and building it up at Kidderminster next week and then Aston Villa after that.”