Blues boss Phil Brown gave a positive update on the injury front regarding Anthony Wordsworth, Harry Kyprianou and Ben Coker.
Coker has been out the longest of the three with a broken leg, Kyprianou with a thigh problem and Wordsworth has been sidelined with a calf injury.
But Wordsworth is back training and Kyprianou won’t be too far behind him.
“We’ve got Anthony Wordsworth on the training ground today, Harry Kyprianou is training with the sports science lads and hopefully is going to be released to us today, so there is a couple [of positives],” said Brown.
“Michael Timlin’s suspension obviously gives an opportunity to Stephen Hendrie, John White and people like that.
“How they train today or tomorrow will nudge them over the line and whether they get the shirt or not.”
Brown is hopeful of seeing Coker make a return to action this side of Christmas, adding: “He’s coming on exceptionally well.
“He’s got a sign off date from the surgeon that is in December but I won’t give that date because everyone will expect him to be on the pitch next game, but it doesn’t happen that way.
“Ben’s been working now for five months and he’s very close to being released into the realms of training, first and foremost, with the first team and then playing.
"I’m very, very positive about it. If Ben Coker can play for us before Christmas, which is what I’m hoping for, then it’s a great testimony to him and to my backroom staff.”