Sheffield United have been boosted by the news that injuries to Keith Treacy and Matt Kilgallon do not seem as bad as first feared.
Treacy was thought to have sustained cruciate ligament damage in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Swansea and be facing months on the sidelines.
But it now seems the injury is not that severe and the on-loan Blackburn midfielder is set for a much shorter lay-off.
Kilgallon, meanwhile, was forced off after 33 minutes of Tuesday's night 3-3 draw with Ipswich with an ankle injury.
And although the defender, who only returned from a chest infection on Saturday, is set to have a scan on Thursday, it is not thought to be too serious.
Chance to impress
The Blades have also taken Vincent Pericard on trial and the former Portsmouth and Stoke man will get a run-out for the reserves on Wednesday night.
The Cameroon-born striker, who turns 27 on Saturday, is a free agent after being released by Stoke in the summer.
Pericard is hoping to earn a contract with United, for whom he scored two goals in 11 appearances on loan during the first half of the 2005-06 season.
First-team squad members Jonathan Fortune, Ryan France, Kyel Reid and Jordan Stewart are also set to feature in the home game against Walsall.