Reading striker Leroy Lita looks set to be fit for this weekend's clash with Bolton after stepping up his recovery from a bizarre injury sustained when he got out of bed.
The England Under 21 international strained his flexor muscle near his hip when getting out of bed and missed the start of the season.
Lita is closing in on a return after resuming training.
"I started kicking the ball on Monday so I'm going to train and see how it goes," said Lita. "I hope to be fit enough for Bolton, I feel fine and the injury feels okay.
"There's still a little bit there but I can do all the kicking and other things and I'm feeling good and ready to go."
Lita is expecting a tough test against Bolton as Sammy Lee's men go in search of their win of the season.
"A lot of teams can beat each other," added Lita. "As far as the top four go, they are battling for the title and you just leave them to that.
"But for the rest of the teams, we just have to make sure we treat every game as a big game and push forward.
"Bolton have obviously had a difficult last three games but they are going to be at home on Saturday and will be looking for their first win. We are going to go there looking for a win as well so it will be a tough game for both teams."