Pape Souare says he is unsure when he will return to the senior Crystal Palace team after stepping up his recovery from injury.

Souare cautious over Palace comeback

Souare cautious over Palace comeback

The Senegalese full-back suffered serious thigh and jaw injuries in a horrific car crash last September and it was feared at the time of the accident that he might not play again.

However, the 27-year-old has been slowly working his way back to full fitness and has recently had two run-outs for the Eagles' Under-23.

Souare played the whole game in his third outing for the U23s on Monday against Sheffield Wednesday and admitted afterwards he was delighted to get a full 90 minutes under his belt for the first time in over a year.

Souare says he was feeling good after completing the match but remains unsure whether he will be back in the reckoning for the first-team anytime soon.

"I don't really know if I will play, but I am just taking it step by step and doing what I have to do," he told the Croydon Advertiser.

"I don't know when, but I am feeling good right now to complete this full game, and the next step is to get ready for the first team."