Steve Bruce has confirmed that Albert Adomah has now joined up with the first team squad for their training camp in Portugal – but three Young Lions are returning home.
Adomah had a hectic season in claret and blue and completed his campaign later than most – turning out for Ghana the week after the term finished in a 2-2 friendly draw with Iceland.
For that reason, Bruce gave the winger more time off than the other senior stars.
However, Mitch Clark, Harry McKirdy and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy all looks to be on the plane back after picking up injuries on the Algarve.
Meanwhile, Scott Hogan is unlikely to fly out due to a groin problem.
The boss said: “Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has unfortunately twisted his ankle. Harry McKirdy has also twisted his ankle. I think it’s right for them to go and get them x-rayed over in the UK. We’re going to wait on Mitch Clark. We will give him another 24 hours.
“The three lads who played in the World Cup will join us on the 21st July. It’s important they have a rest.
“Albert Adomah arrived on Monday. He came in late because he didn’t finish until the week after the Play-Off Final.
“Scott Hogan has an issue with his groin. He’s had it for most of the summer.
“We decided to leave him at home and get treatment.
“Let’s hope he can make a recovery in the next week and we can put him through his paces.”