Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu gave fans an update on his return from injury – and it’s great news for Jambos.

The striker has been out of action since October after picking up a foot injury.

NEWPORT, WALES - DECEMBER 03: Cambridge United's Uche Ikpeazu under pressure from Newport County's Ben White during the Sky Bet League Two match between Newport County and Cambridge United at Rodney Parade on December 3, 2017 in Newport, Wales.

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The former Cambridge striker was actually hurt a few weeks earlier but tried to play through.

He was due to return in February but looks like he is ahead of schedule.

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Posting on his personal Instagram account, Ikpeazu revealed that “it won’t be long” until he’s back.

Ikpeazu hit four goals in ten games earlier in the season before injury forced him out the side.

11th August 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Kyle Lafferty celebrates his goal with Uche Ikpeazu which made it 1-0

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He was joined on the sidelines by a number of key players as Hearts’ fantastic form ebbed away.

Having him back in the side will give Craig Levein’s side a more physical threat up front.

Alongside Stevie Naismith, Hearts looked to have a pretty potent attacking force.

With the likes of Naismith, Christophe Berra and John Souttar all missing a substantial number of games, Ikpeazu’s return will be very welcome.

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Uche Ikpeazu of Cambridge United (26) celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Cambridge, England.

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The arrival of David Vanecek has eased the strain a bit and it will be interesting to see how Levein fits them all into the side.

The Jambos face Livingston this weekend in the Scottish Cup before welcoming Dundee and St. Johnstone to Tynecastle in the space of a few days.

These games might come too soon for the striker but it seems he’ll be back sooner rather than later.

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