Sheffield United have been given a boost with winger Ryan Flynn set to return from injury this week.
The summer signing from Falkirk has been sidelined since picking up a hamstring problem in the Blades' opening day victory at Oldham Athletic.
The League One high-flyers travel to Premier League side Everton in the Carling Cup on Wednesday before facing Yeovil at the weekend.
Flynn spent four years with Liverpool after joining as a 17-year-old from Falkirk in 2005, but he admits the chance to face the blue half of the city may come too soon for his return to action.
"I'd love to be back in the squad for the trip to Everton and I'm sure that a few of my friends from when I was at Liverpool will come over to watch it, but I'm just looking forward to getting back onto the pitch to be honest," Flynn told skysports.com.
"It is never nice to be sitting on the sidelines with an injury and I just can't wait to get back fit and pull on the shirt again.
"I wasn't available for Saturday (Tranmere) because it was a little too soon for me, but I'm back in training now and building up my match sharpness so that I can be available some time this week.
"It's never a good time to get injured, but it isn't ideal to pick one up on your debut.
"There's a long season ahead of us though and it is important not to rush things and cause a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
"It is one of those that although it's not too serious there is no point in taking a risk on because there are a lot of games left to be played and missing a few now is better than missing a whole chunk of them later on in the season.
"I'm just going to take on board all the advice given to me by the club's medical team and hopefully I'll be back soon in better condition and raring to go."