NIGEL Clough is hoping that John Brayford can shake off a hamstring injury in time to face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday (3pm)
The defender has been sidelined since picking up the injury against Aston Villa on September 26.
Clough said: "He's down to train today so we will see how he goes coming through that."
Clough's only other injury worries are a trio of strikers - Joe Mason, Sean Scannell and Will Miller who is still struggling to shake off a hamstring problem.
"Joe tweaked his back in training so we will have to see how he is," said Clough. "Will has had a little setback with his injury and saw a different specialist yesterday as we can't find anyting on scans to tell us what it is. He was frustrated when he did it as he was buzzing and flying in training. We didn't think it was bad at the time but hamstrings sometimes take much longer than you anticipate.
"Sean has conjuctivitis. That's not limiting physically but he has been struggling to get his eyes open so we will have to see how he is over the next few days."