Michael Dawson is back in the squad for Wednesday night's (September 23) Carling Cup tie at Preston.
The defender is fit for selection after suffering an Achilles problem in only our second pre-season friendly of the summer at AFC Bournemouth on July 17.
Boss Harry Redknapp indicated 'Daws' will start in what will be a testing third round tie at Deepdale.
"Michael is back in the squad and I'm looking at giving him an hour," reported Harry on Tuesday afternoon. "That's as much as we can expect of him as he's been out for a long time.
"He's a fantastic lad and a good player for us and it's great to have him back but we don't want to see him break down again in what will be his first game back."
We'll have full team news later...