England skipper Owen Farrell set to make Saracens return ahead of clash against Bristol

Owen Farrell missed England's Six Nations campaign due to injury
Owen Farrell missed England's Six Nations campaign due to injury

England international Owen Farrell is set to make a comeback after a four-month injury layoff ahead of Saracens' Gallagher Premiership clash against Bristol Bears on Saturday.

The Saracens skipper has been sidelined with a knee injury since England's autumn series win over Australia in November and underwent a surgery.

Even though the 30-year-old managed to return to training ahead of the recently concluded Six Nations, another injury setback meant he was forced to miss the entire tournament.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall revealed that Farrell has been training with the squad and will be assessed ahead of their weekend's Premiership clash against Pat Lam's side.

"Owen (Farrell) has been training over the last couple of weeks and fingers crossed he will be available for selection again on Saturday.

"He's been in team training seasons for about two weeks. We'll assess him tomorrow and Friday and make sure everything is OK.

"He's the captain of the club and he's obviously a great player, everybody knows that and for him personally it's great as well.

"He loves playing rugby and he hasn't played much. If he does play, he's certainly looking forward to it. We're chuffed to have him back."

Saracens are positioned second in the Gallagher Premiership table with 12 wins from 18 games.