Tony Pulis made positive noises around the fitness of Chey Dunkley during Friday morning’s pre-match press conference.
Dunkley is yet to feature for Wednesday since joining the club in the summer but is edging closer to a return to action after a successful rehabilitation programme.
The 28-year-old suffered a double leg break in February of this year but is making excellent strides behind the scenes at Middlewood Road.
Pulis said the former Wigan man has had a full week on training pitch with the squad.
“Chey has trained all week and trained really well all week,” the manager said.
“He is getting closer. I’ll speak to the medical staff and the people who have worked with him.
“My responsibility is to get results for this football club and to get the best players in the team.
“If they think he is fit and ready to go, either Tuesday next week or this week or two weeks, then we’ll take a view and have a good chat.
“Everybody wants to get him fit and on the pitch, he is an important person for the team.”
Pulis continued: “There are positives out there with the lads. Iorfa has trained really well, he’s needed the games but has trained really well the last couple of days.
“They trained really well yesterday as a group and were very, very good. We have dusted ourselves off, we took a real punch on the jaw on Tuesday.
“But it’s not about that now, it’s about getting up again, rolling your sleeves up and throwing punches yourself again.”