Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has issued three positive fitness updates on David Turnbull, Charles Dunne and Christian Ilic.

Turnbull hasn’t featured this season after undergoing surgery to prevent further damage long-term. Dunne picked up a groin injury earlier in the season and hasn’t played since August. Ilic’s meanwhile has kept him away from matchday squads since November.

Ilic will soon return for Motherwell. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Speaking on the Well’s Twitter, Robinson says there have been encouraging signs for all three men.

“It’s been a really productive week,” said Robinson. “Christian Ilic is looking really sharp, Charles Dunne is making progress and it’s nice to see them on the pitch again.

“David Turnbull’s been out a long time. We need to temper expectations a little bit with David at the moment but he’s started running.”

Limiting transfer activity?

For how long each man has been out for, especially Dunne and Turnbull, they will feel like new signings. Robinson himself even alludes to the fact it could affect their transfer activity.

Dunne’s been sidelined for a while now. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Dunne’s return would provide competition to the backline and Turnbull would add extra firepower in midfield. Ilic’s abilty to play on either wing and left-back makes him a versatile option.

They’ll be useful returns for the Well. Robinson has moved to strengthen his squad though, signing Bournemouth forward Mikael Ndjoli on loan.

Capable of playing anywhere across the front three, he’ll remain at Fir Park until the end of the season.

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