Robbie Brady played for the Burnley Under-23 side this afternoon as he nears full fitness following the knee injury which has sidelined him from first-team action since December. 

The Irish international had not played for his club since damaging his right knee in a Premier League fixture against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last December. 

Brady subsequently underwent surgery for a torn patella. 

The Dubliner played a total of ninety minutes across two games in Burnley's pre-season but a minor hamstring injury suffered in a game against Montpellier slowed his progress. 

He played 82 minutes of the game before being substituted for Marley Blair. 

Burnley are currently sitting 16th in the table, having gained their first win of the season at the weekend, a 4-0 destruction of Bournemouth at Turf Moor. 

Brady missed Ireland's 4-1 defeat against Wales in Cardiff and the subsequent 1-1 draw against Poland in Wroclaw. However, the latest update indicates he is looking on course to be fit for the two Nations Cup games at home next month.