Reserve midfielder Mark Yeates is set to return to full training today after suffering a pre-season injury that required an operation.
The 18-year-old suffered a deep cut just above the ankle in the second-string's pre-season win over Crawley and, after surgery, was ordered to take a two-week rest before returning to Spurs Lodge to get on the comeback trail. He could feature as substitute in tonight's reserve encounter against Chelsea at Aldershot.
"At the start I thought it was just a little cut," reflected Mark. "The day after I went to the hospital and the doctor said there was a hole that needed a little stitching inside and it was going to take a few weeks to heal.
"I was back out on Thursday and I looking forward to getting back in really.
"Everything feels grand, I reckon I'll be back in proper training on Monday but, until then, I'm not allowed to do any contact stuff."
Mark added that the enforced break was a great frustration for him as his form in pre-season suggested that he would be hitting the ground running once the season was underway.
"It was, I thought pre-season was going really well for me. I've only missed two games though and I'm looking forward to getting back in and doing the business."