Defender John Brayford may return to first team action this Saturday, when his Derby side host Bristol City the weekend.
The 23-year-old has missed the previous two County fixtures; a 1-0 defeat by Championship new boys Brighton, and a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace last Friday.
Last season’s player of the year has had bad luck with injuries so far this season, with Brayford missing six matches during October and November.
Midfielder, Paul Green, has been filling in the role in Brayford’s absence, however with the Pride Park outfit not recording a win since October, he has been sadly missed.
Speaking about the likelihood of the former Crewe player making an appearance this weekend, manager Nigel Clough said: “He
“We will know more as the week unfolds but we are not ruling him out. Paul Green has done very well at right-back but we want John Brayford back.”