Crystal Palace defender Paddy McCarthy is in line to return to training following a shoulder injury by the end of the month.
McCarthy has not featured for Palace since the end of October and he was subsequently forced to undergo surgery.
He is now edging closer to a comeback and the centre-half's return will be a boost for Palace, who were recently deducted 10 points after going into administration.
"The specialist is really pleased with Paddy and he can step things up," boss Neil Warnock told the South London Press.
"He should be joining in training before the end of the month."