Mark Molesley has reported that John White has returned to full first team training.
The defender has been missing this season with a hamstring injury picked up before the opening day of the season.
But the Blues boss was pleased to welcome White back into the group on Thursday morning in preparation for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup First Round tie.
“John White has joined in with the group today for the first time and we’ll have to assess him for Saturday,” he said.
“He’s been out for a longer period than we would’ve liked and there’s no shortcuts unfortunately when you’ve been out for that period of time so we have to build him up.
“But having him out on the training ground is a huge boost to everybody and he’s someone we can’t wait to get back into the fold.
“He’s a great professional, he’s been there and done it and he’s the sort of figure that we’re missing at the moment, and have been since he got injured the day before the first game of the season.
“That’s a real positive, him coming back.”