Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner looks set to win his battle to be fit for his side's opening 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ match with the Netherlands on Monday.

The Arsenal striker has been out of action since May, having suffered a groin injury, but has been upbeat in recent days about his chances of being fit in time for the Johannesburg clash.

I've been training hard with the physical trainer and I'm one of those with the best heart rate in the squad.

Nicklas Bendtner, Denmark forward

The 22-year-old took part in full training today, along with team-mate and fellow injury doubt Simon Kjaer.

"I've been training hard with the physical trainer and I'm one of those with the best heart rate in the squad," said Bendtner. "The football side of things shouldn't be any problem either."