Kaid Mohamed is set to return for Northampton's clash with Hartlepool on Tuesday.
The winger had been sidelined with a foot injury but is expected to make his Sky Bet League Two comeback at Sixfields.
But goalkeeper Matt Duke (thigh) has been ruled out for up to four weeks meaning Dean Snedker has been recalled from his loan at Brackley.
"Kaid will be back and he will definitely play which is good news for us," boss Chris Wilder told the club's official site. "Matt is going to be out for two to four...