Injured Huddersfield Town centre-back Jon Gorenc Stankovic has revealed that he is ahead of schedule as he continues to recover from a devastating ACL injury according to the Huddersfield Examiner.

The 21-year-old Ljubljana born defender has been sidelined since the end of March when the player picked up the injury while participating in a training session with the Slovenian national side.

Stankovic had initially been ruled out of action until the end of 2017 however the youngster has now confirmed that he may return to the fold earlier than expected with a comeback by late autumn not being out of the question.

The defender started his career in his homeland with Slovenian PrvaLiga club Domzale while he also spent time at Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga club’s second string side. It was at the Westfalenstadion where the player first caught the eye of coach David Wagner and the German boss took the youngster to Huddersfield Town last summer.

Stankovic featured for The Terriers on just 12 occasions in all competitions in his first season at The John Smith’s Stadium however Town boss Wagner rates the player as one for the future and the Slovenian star is hoping to play a part in his club’s debut campaign in the English Premier League.

The player was present at Wembley Stadium last week as Huddersfield Town reached the top flight after defeating Reading on penalty kicks in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final.

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