Hibernian's push for third place in the SPL may be boosted by the return of midfielder Guillaume Beuzelin.
Beuzelin arrived at Easter Road in the summer
The Frenchman has been hampered by an ankle injury for four months and has had to abandon two attempted comebacks.
The 25-year-old has returned from a consultation with a specialist in Paris and looks like avoiding surgery.
If he gets the all-clear from the Easter Road medical team, the influential Beuzelin could be back in training within ten days.
The damage was done in a home game against Dunfermline Athletic in mid-December.
Beuzelin aggravated the problem again in February's Scottish Cup win over Brechin City and a second comeback ended prematurely at Pittodrie in March.