Nottingham Forest striker David Johnson is set to play in a reserve team game against West Ham on Wednesday.
Johnson: Injured since September
Johnson, who has been sidelined since September with a broken leg, expects manager Joe Kinnear to hurry him back into first-team action.
"I don't think I'll play four or five reserve games before I'm considered for a return," he told the club website.
"We haven't really got enough players for the manager to do that, especially with Marlon King set to start a ban."