David Prutton is on the comeback trail following ankle surgery just before the New Year.
The experienced midfielder sustained the injury towards the back end of 2013 and went under the knife as a result.
Now, having done the hard yards of rehab, Prutton has targeted a return date.
He said: “I went to see the specialist in London last week and he seemed fairly happy with it so it is going to be another six weeks before I come back.
“It would be nice if I got back in at the beginning of March. The season finishes in May so I want to be in a position, given my contract situation, where I can remind people what I can do, be it here or where ever the future takes me.”
Prutton put pen to paper on a new one-year deal last summer and is desperate to back to full fitness in a bid to earn a further contract.
The 32-year-old has plenty of Championship experience under the belt and only has ambitions to extend that pedigree.
He added: “I would like to get half a dozen games in between now and the end of the season, maybe more. I want to stick around longer here because I have loved every single minute of it since I joined the club.
“I had that period where I wasn’t with the club but then the six or seven months of last season were some of the best I have played and have given me some fantastic memories.
“I want to be part of things but I am realistic. I know there are many different levels you have got to work through before that comes to fruition.
“Above all, I need to get fit to show people what I can do.”