Robbie Keane and Simon Davies are running and kicking the ball again reports Dr Charlotte Cowie in her weekly injury bulletin.
We'll start the Doc's rundown from defence to attack...
Stephen Kelly (ankle)
Stephen is doing really well and will be back in full training later on this week. Not quite available for Saturday, but will be ready for the match after that.
Mauricio Taricco (abductor strain)
Tano trained on Monday so we are expecting him to be back ready for the match on Saturday.
Dean is basically having some problems with his ears, it is an ongoing thing and he is trying out different treatments to see if they will improve. In the meantime, he is training, but not playing. He is not losing any fitness, but until the problem is sorted out it is a bit risky for him to play and have contact.
He has various little problems with his right foot this pre-season, but has trained today and we are expecting him to be available for the match on Saturday. We think in order to prevent him having these problems again he maybe needs a little bit more support both in his trainers and boots to compensate for a couple of areas of stiffness in his foot.
Simon Davies (shin op)
Simon is doing really well - running and kicking a ball. He has got to make a full recovery from his operation and we can't push him too quickly as we've got to make sure everything has time to heal. He is now three weeks post-op and should be in full training in three weeks at the longest.
Robbie Keane (ankle)
Robbie is still doing well. He is ahead of schedule and we're hoping he will be back in full training by the end of the month.
Lee Barnard (fractured shoulder)
He is already at four weeks after the fracture so most of the bone should be strong and formed. We said five weeks post injury we would hope to get him back in training and, what we've been doing every day, is looking at what they are doing in terms of training and checking on how slippy it is. If there are good conditions he is not likely to slip over we've been letting him train. He is desperate to be back in training and his ankle is fine now as well.
Jamie Slabber (dislocated shoulder)
He is going to see the specialist on Thursday for a review and, if he is doing well, then we can take him out of his sling and do some re-hab exercises. He is four weeks, post-up, into a three-month total.