Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany has given an injury update on South Africa striker Percy Tau.
Tau has been facing time on the sidelines for almost a month after pulling his hamstring in training three weeks ago.
Despite the absence of the Bafana Bafana star the Belgian giants have had a good run of form in recent weeks. Anderlecht are undefeated in their last four Belgian First Division A games with their recent win coming against KV Oostende on Tuesday night at home.
Tau started the 2020/21 season well alongside the likes of Lukas Nmecha, Francis Amuzu and Paul Mukairu, who have been scoring goals.
Kompany has been playing the former Mamelodi Sundowns striker in a deeper playmaker role and it has been yielding results for the 26-year-old who has scored four league goals in 12 appearances so far this season.
The former Manchester City captain told Belgian media that the Caf Champions League winner will start training soon. “Percy is doing well, better than hoped. Maybe he can resume training at the end of this week,” he explained.
This is the attacker’s third loan spell in Belgium after being loaned to Club Brugge last season where he won the league title and played Uefa Champions League football against the likes of Real Madrid, Galatasaray and Paris Saint Germain.
In the 2018/19 campaign he was loaned out to second division side Royale Union Saint Gilloise where he won the Player of the Season accolade in his first year in Europe. There has been a lot of speculation that Tau might return to his parent club Brighton and Hove Albion in January with the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union.
On Friday evening the most successful club in Belgium travel away to take on Charleroi in the league and Kompany will hope his charges continue their good run of form.
Tau is expected to be back in action when the Belgian giants host Beerschot next Sunday.
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