Video: Carlos Carvalhal reveals when he hopes Fernando Forestieri will be back for Sheffield Wednesday

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Carlos Carvalhal says Fernando Forestieri is ‘doing well’ as the Sheffield Wednesday forward steps up his recovery from knee surgery.

Forestieri hasn’t played since the 3-2 defeat to Bolton Wanderers in the EFL Cup in August and was sent for an operation to fix the problem.

Fernando Forestieri is recovering from knee surgery.....Pic Steve Ellis

Fernando Forestieri is recovering from knee surgery.....Pic Steve Ellis

Since then, last season’s top scorer has been recuperating in Spain and Carvalhal, in his press briefing ahead of the match against Barnsley on Saturday has revealed his hopes for when Forestieri will again become available.

And the head coach is looking forward to a return for his player in the early part of the New Year

“(It is) the worst surgery to a player, that situation in the knee,” said Carvalhal.

“I don’t know the timings. What I know is he’s doing well on the process. The steps that he must give he’s giving, so everything is OK. But we don’t have a time (for when he will be back), because usually that surgery can be six months, eight months, can be sometimes four months also.

“We have some expectations that he will be back in January. I’m just telling you about my feeling that in the new year we will be with a new player. But I hope that can be a reality.”