AFC Telford United are trying to push captain Shane Sutton towards a possible return at Darlington on Saturday.
Welsh defender Sutton has not played for more than two months, last featuring in the disappointing FA Cup home exit to Nantwich in September.
He had been playing through a hairline fracture in his ankle and received another setback in training a couple of weeks ago.
Boss Gavin Cowan, who also has Brendon Daniels (hamstring) and Henry Cowans (ankle) back available, said: “We’re trying to push Shane for the weekend.
“We can’t guarantee but hopefully he’ll be fit and ready for (training) Thursday.”