Jeremy Mathieu returns to training

Jeremy Mathieu (L) of Valencia competes for the ball with Diego Costa of Atletico de Madrid during the Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg match on January 7, 2014
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Centre-back Jeremy Mathieu returns to first-team training with Valencia.

Frenchman Jeremy Mathieu has handed Valencia a boost by returning to first-team training earlier than expected.

It had been suggested that the centre-back, who has been forced to sit out training with a knee problem this week, could be out of action for the next month.

However, tests revealed that former Toulouse defender suffered no long-term damage and he is therefore expected to be available for his side's league fixture with Espanyol on Saturday.

However, Portuguese international Helder Postiga has missed training this week with a back complaint, which could keep him on the sidelines for the next couple of weeks.

Real Madrid's forward Jese Rodriguez Ruiz celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia vs Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on December 22, 2013
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