Winger Kevan Hurst has declared himself fit for Saturday’s trip to Torquay United.
The Southend United midfielder has been suffering with an ankle problem.
However, he has now been given the all clear and will not be forced to sit out at the weekend.
“I didn’t train for a few days before the Port Vale match,” Hurst confirmed.
“I got caught in the turf against Bristol Rovers and it caused me a bit of a problem with an old injury.
“The ankle overextended and caused a reoccurrence of something I’ve had before but it’s all sorted now.
“Ben (Clarkson) has been looking after me really well and I played Saturday without any problems so will be fine for Torquay.”
That news will come as a boost to Hurst who now faces added competition for his place in the starting line-up.
The arrival of Marc Laird and Tamika Mkandawire on loan has now given manager Paul Sturrock extra options.
And the ex-Walsall wideman admitted that is a boost to Blues promotion hopes.
“We’ve got good strength in depth now with the added competition,” he said.
“That’s good as it keeps everyone on their toes and I’m now having to make sure I keep in form to stay in the team.”