West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke is hoping to have Steven Reid fit for the home game against Reading.
The full-back was missing with a hamstring injury when defeat at Fulham cost Albion their unbeaten record in this season's Premier League.
Reid has made a swift recovery from the injury, although Clarke is wary about rushing the player back into action against Reading.
Clarke said: "Steven's outside working with the medical staff towards being fit as soon as possible.
"He's had a hamstring injury and he's recovered to a point where it's almost right but you don't want to make the next step too quickly.
"We will monitor it as the week goes on but we are still hopeful for the weekend."
Reid's replacement at Craven Cottage - Billy Jones - was given the runaround by Fulham winger Alex Kacaniklic, who set up two goals for Dimitar Berbatov.
But Clarke said: "I've got absolutely no worries about Billy Jones. Maybe we didn't get enough protection in front of him."