Our Irish international star and current Player of the Year has recovered from his groin injury and has been named in the squad for Wednesday night’s FA Cup tie at Charlton.
He has been joined by striker Chris Armstrong, who has also been laid low by groin problems and only managed five starts all season.
Carr has been out since our Premiership tussle at Southampton on December 27.
He can now barely wait to get stuck back in again and what perfect timing — a fourth round tie with the winners at home to Stockport County for a place in the quarter-finals.
Carr said: "It’s a massive game, there will be a lot of hype around it and a lot of pressure on both the manager and the players.
"The club needs a result, big time. People are saying our season will be over if we don’t manage it, maybe it will, maybe not, but at the moment we’re struggling to score goals and we just need that break.
"It would be nice for that to come on Wednesday night but it will be difficult at Charlton.
"The last time we played them over there we should have beaten them so let’s hope we can get a bit of revenge.
"If we can get through then it’s Stockport at home and no disrespect to Stockport but that is not a bad draw to get into the quarter-finals. The main thing is that we don’t get beaten on Wednesday night."
Squad: Sullivan, Walker, Anderton, Perry, Campbell, Doherty, Clemence, Thelwell, Gardner, Young, Carr, Freund, King, Leonhardsen, Sherwood, Davies, Etherington, Rebrov, Korsten, Armstrong.
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Stephen Carr is back for our biggest game of the season.