Two months on from football being suspended in England, there still hasn’t been a ball kicked.

The global pandemic has put football on the shelf of late. It’s unclear when the season will be finished, or whether other resolutions will have to be made.

As things stand, Preston will hope to still have a shot at promotion to the Premier League. North End sit sixth in the Championship, occupying the final playoff spot with nine games to play.

German football restarting behind closed doors will give English authorities hope of completing the season, and if that is to be the case, Preston may hold out some hope for Louis Moult’s return.

Preston North End’s Louis Moult celebrates scoring against Blackburn Rovers. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Moult turned in arguably his finest display in a Preston shirt back in August. He was outstanding in the 3-0 home win over Wigan Athletic, bagging the second goal whilst putting in a superb all-round display.

It looked like Moult was finally ready to string together a run of games for North End. Sadly, just a week later, he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the 3-2 defeat at Swansea City, and his season was done. Or so we thought…

An ACL tear can leave a player out of action for six to nine months, possibly even longer. We’re now nine months on from the injury, and Moult has taken to Twitter to post an update of his progress, working out in his back garden as he fights to get fit again.

Maybe, just maybe Moult can get himself back in action soon. A lack of opportunity to train and practice in a football sense may be an issue, but this delay has given him more time to recover and get himself fit – and it seems that the striker is pushing hard.

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