Henry Onyekuru poised for Anderlecht return after knee surgery

Henry Onyekuru has been sidelined since December after surgery. ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images

Anderlecht striker Henry Onyekuru, on loan from Everton, is set to make his first senior appearance of 2018 as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Onyekuru, 20, who joined Everton from Eupen last summer and was then sent to Anderlecht, has been sidelined since December after surgery on damaged ligaments.

The Nigeria international, who has nine goals in his 14 top-flight starts for the Brussels club, played 25 minutes for the reserves at the weekend and hopes to feature in Sunday's league match against Charleroi.

"I knew there wouldn't be a problem because I work a lot," Onyekuru told Belgian media.

"I wasn't afraid at all. The aim was to get back up to speed. I hope to be in the squad on Sunday against Charleroi."