BOSS Eddie Howe revealed Lloyd Kelly would today take part in his first training session back with Cherries after recovering from injury.

The defender, a £13million summer signing from Bristol City, is yet to feature competitively for the Dorset club having picked up an ankle problem during pre-season training.

But Howe revealed how the full-back was close to making his comeback.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s home clash with Everton (2pm) said: “Lloyd Kelly ‘touch wood’ will be training today, which is his first training session back.

“He won’t be involved this weekend, but it’s a good step forward where he’s around the training group and we’ll look to get him a game as soon as possible.”

The boss also gave updates on Lewis Cook and Arnaut Danjuma, with the former featuring in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.

Howe added: “This weekend might come a bit too early for Lewis Cook, he’s trained now for a sustained period of time and looked really good.

“He’s getting closer and closer and I’ll have to make a late call on him.

“It’s a huge boost to the team when you consider players like Simon Francis and Lewis Cook all beginning to be back involved around the training group.

“They’re big players for us and we’re really looking forward to getting a healthy squad back together.

“Arnaut Danjuma is still building his robustness to get back to full training, he’s not been with the full group yet but he’s back on grass.”