Peterhead boss Jim McInally hopes to have defender Scott Hooper available for the weekend’s trip to Montrose.
Hooper, a summer arrival from Annan Athletic, has battled an ongoing ankle problem since the start of the season but came through training earlier this week.
He limped off early in the club’s Betfred Cup tie with Cove Rangers in July and missed nearly a month. Hooper came on as a substitute against East Fife and then started the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup tie against Formartine, but lasted only 36 minutes.
McInally said: “Scott trained really well on Tuesday night and did the same last week. He’s still getting a twinge which would be fine enough to get through, but because it’s happened before he wants it to go away.
“He came back in the Challenge Cup game and felt it then. I’m just hoping it’s at the stage now where he can put himself forward to be on the bench.”
Jack Leitch is out for six weeks for the Blue Toon with torn ankle ligaments while Ross Willox, who is keen to head out on loan, missed training on Tuesday due to illness.
McInally still hopes to add another player in the forward area, after failing with an offer for ex-Hamilton Accies man Steven Boyd who went to East Fife.
He added: “I was never confident we were going to get him and I wasn’t surprised when he went to East Fife, as he’s worked with Darren (Young) before.”