Conor Mckenna has returned to training with Australian Football League club Essendon after a spell back in his native Tyrone had cast doubt over his future Down Under.

The 23-year-old returned to Ireland last month due to what his Essendon described as "homesickness and family-related reasons".

The Bombers general manager of football Dan Richardson insisted at the time that they were "completely supportive of Conor returning home to be with his family at this time". 

He is now back in training and in the frame to start their first game of the AFL campaign against Fremantle on 21 March.