Jermaine back in action on Wednesday afternoon
Jermaine Grandison is pencilled in to step up his return to full fitness by featuring for the reserves at home to Rotherham United on Wednesday afternoon (2pm).
Manager Graham Turner has revealed the defender, sidelined with a hip injury since the match at Swindon on January 19, is likely to play some part in the Central League clash with the Millers.
"Jermaine should have part of the game against Rotherham so that's a step in the right direction," said GT.
"Last weekend there were no plans to play Jermaine in this reserve game but the thoughts are it would probably be more effective than just training, running, so we'll consider giving him 45 minutes, see how it goes, push it on towards and the end of the week and then who knows a week on Saturday he might be fit again and ready to play.
"I think MK Dons next Tuesday might be a little bit too early for him but we'll pencil him in a week on Saturday for the possibility of a return."
There's also brighter news on the club's injured players with winger Jon Taylor back in training after his injury lay-off.
"It's whether we play him in the reserve game," added the manager. "I think the choice for me would be just to let him have a few days training so he's ready for selection.
"Mark Wright continues with his build up and shouldn't be too long and Chris Porter will probably be available for this coming weekend so it's looking a bit brighter now on the injury front."