JAKE Buxton came through 90 minutes at Hednesford on Monday night and is now looking on course to be in contention for the trip to Fleetwood on Saturday, October 19.
The skipper has been suffering with a rib injury that has limited his appearance time but the Birmingham Senior Cup tie gave him the opportunity to get back on the pitch and he celebrated with the first of Albion’s six goals – a header from a corner.
Nigel Clough said: “Jake came through the other night – no problem. He’s down to train next week.”
Further good news for the Brewer comes in the improvement of John Brayford (calf) and Stephen Quinn (knee) who both missed the wins at MK Dons and Hednesford.
Clough said: “The good thing is that they are both looking like they might be ready for Fleetwood. They are both down to train the middle of next week.
“David Templeton got 90 minutes at Hednesford and that’s important as well as you can train as such as you like but you need games. We will make sure everyone tries to keep up to speed.”
The only injury worry for Clough is Jevan Anderson who came off at Hednesford with a hamstring injury that makes him a doubt for Fleetwood after making his league debut at MK Dons.