Wolves defender Ronald Zubar is set to return to full training next week as he looks to make his comeback from a nine-month injury lay-off.
Zubar has not played any first-team football since February because of back and groin problems.
He had been due to face Manchester City in the Carling Cup two weeks ago only for the groin setback to flare up again.
But manager Mick McCarthy confirmed: "Zubar should be training when we come back next week.
"Recurrences do happen, especially because of the way he plays the game which is full on, all-action and at pace.
"He might need a reserve game before he's back up to speed."