Louis Saha is looking forward to a full pre-season with Everton after beginning the early stages of his rehabilitation following ankle surgery.
The striker picked up the injury in the 2-1 win over Fulham in March and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season.
Saha admits the latest setback was very frustrating but is already looking forward to next season.
"It's always been the case, I always get an injury when I've started to build a bit of momentum," he told the club's official website.
"I've been on crutches for quite a while now, but I'm pleased to be around the boys again and I've seen that they've been doing very well.
"I think the squad here have done pretty well without me, so we need to make sure that we make a better start [next season] with everyone fit and well.
"I would prefer to play at my best, it's painful and frustrating but I will deal with it."