Assistant head coach Doyle "He is close and I think he will be out on the grass in the next couple of weeks.
"Maybe a couple of weeks into the season we will see Alex back and that would be brilliant.
"He would be like a new signing. He has had a frustrating six months.
"Since the manager has come in, he's been having a bit of an issue with his stomach and has played on with it.
"He had to come out of the game at Torquay in the league which was a shame. We've missed him.
"He will have a lot to offer and with the way the manager wants to play, he will certainly improve the group."