Nottingham Forest fans are likely to get their first sight of American striker Robbie Findley before the end of the season.
A frustrating series of injuries means Findley has yet to make an appearance since moving to the City Ground after leaving MLS side Real Salt Lake at the turn of the year.
The 25-year-old tore a thigh muscle in training shortly after his arrival and then suffered a setback with an Achilles problem.
However, he has resumed full training and Reds boss Billy Davies told the club`s official website: "He`s working very hard at building up his speed and sharpness and we`re very hopeful of him being in action before the end of the season.
"It`s been a very difficult time for him but he could be a very important player for us over the last three or four games.
"He will give us options and the more we have of them the better."