Goldson was expected to be sidelined until the new year after hirpling off just before the interval, and with the scoreline 1-1,
on the night of the club’s 7-1 Champions League mauling by Liverpool in mid-October.
However, speaking after his side’s impressive 3-0 friendly win over Bayer Leverkusen,
Beale suggested the 29-year-old could have involvement in Thursday’s hosting of Hibs as the cinch Premiership resumes following the World Cup break.
And fellow centre-back Ben Davies, who missed deposed manager Gioanni van Bronckhorst’s final outing before the shutdown, could also be available.
The plan is that Ben and Connor will return to training in the next 24 to 48 hours, which will be hugely important to the group.
Connor is ahead of schedule,” said Beale of a player with whom he has a “fantastic relationship” from his stint as coaching fulcrum in the Steven Gerrard era. “Connor just wants to get out there and play.
There were times previously when I was here that he played when other players might not play.