Middlesbrough striker Jeremie Aliadiere has recovered from a hamstring injury and is expected to feature in this weekend's Premier League clash with Manchester United.
The 24-year-old Frenchman has not played since last month's game against West Ham United but his return is a major boost for Gareth Southgate and his struggling team.
The Boro boss told the club's official website: "We've missed Jeremie's pace and ability and his influence on the team.
"We've also got Robert Huth in light training and Emanuel Pogatetz has been in training with the team for a couple of days.
"When you start to get one or two players back into training, that's important because it gives the whole squad some light at the end of the tunnel."
Aliadiere has yet to open his goal account for Boro in six appearances for the club since his summer arrival at the Riverside Stadium from Arsenal.