MIDFIELDER Therry Racon can make an impact at Millwall this season after overcoming a long-term ankle injury, according to boss Kenny Jackett.
Racon has been sidelined since August 2011 after sustaining ligament damage in the Lions' 1-0 win at Plymouth in the first round of last season's League Cup.
But Jackett believes the Frenchman is now ready to return to the first-team picture after completing an extensive rehab programme – though he admits time on the sidelines has taken its toll on the the 28-year-old.
"He has been doing very well," Jackett told the South London Press. "I am optimistic about his chances of making an impact this season.
"He has not done any ball work yet but his running is a lot better. And he feels much improved with the ankle.
"At his best, he is a very athletic player. He has lost a bit of pace because of the time he has had out, but if we build his rehab up slowly, I am hopeful that he can return and give us a boost."