Aberdeen midfield duo Ryan Jack and Willo Flood are in contention for a return to first-team action against Caley Thistle on Monday.
Both players have been absent due to hamstring tears but Dons captain Jack will return to first-team training tomorrow, while Flood is already back training with the squad.
Dons assistant manager Tony Docherty said: “It’s a massive boost. Willo has managed to train for the last two days and looks great, while Ryan is scheduled to return to training on Saturday.
“It’s great to see them on the way back at this crucial stage of the season.”
While the duo hope to force their way into manager Derek McInnes’ plans for Monday, defender Andy Considine is struggling to make the game after his injury in the warm-up before Saturday’s 4-3 win at St Johnstone.
Docherty, who took charge of training yesterday in the absence of ill manager McInnes, said: “Andy is touch and go.
“But there is good news. When he hurt himself in the warm-up we were worried about it because it was a calf, but it is certainly nowhere near as bad as we thought.
“He is going to the physio just now and he is 50-50 for Monday.”
While the Dons prepare for Monday’s trip to Caledonian Stadium, Nigerian defender Daniel Adejo will get another chance to show he is worth a contract when he plays for under-20 side in the SPFL Development League game against Caley Thistle at Banks o’ Dee’s Spain Park today.
The 26-year-old, who is a free agent following his departure from Greek Superleague club AEL Kalloni in December, featured for the young Dons in their 1-0 win against Hibs on Tuesday.
Docherty said: “He did well. We had a recovery day yesterday and he trained with us. He will play in another reserve game against Inverness tomorrow.
“After that, once Derek’s had a chance to see him as well, we will make a decision on that. But he is certainly a player who we are paying attention to. He has got a lot of experience and he has got pedigree. We will make a decision after Friday.
“He is a good defender. He has certainly got that experience and he can play at the level. Having watched him in training, he looks a very competitive player and a good defender.
“There is no harm in having a look. We always think that. If something comes of it, great. If nothing comes of it, fine.”