Fulham duo Bobby Zamora and Philippe Senderos are each on course to make a full recovery from injury and could be available next month.
Striker Zamora, who has developed into a key player for the Cottagers, suffered a broken leg against Wolves in September.
Senderos, meanwhile, has yet to play for the club since his summer move from Arsenal, but his recovery from an Achilles tendon problem is just weeks away.
"Bobby is looking good and Philippe is out with his boots on which he has not been able to do," boss Mark Hughes told The Sunday Mirror.
"There are still a number of weeks before they will be back for selection, but they are on track."
Zamora scored 19 goals in all competitions last season, earning an England call-up at the beginning of this term, while Senderos spent time on loan at Everton.