Sunderland boss Roy Keane is seeking a boost from fit-again winger Carlos Edwards.
"Carlos trained last week with the team and only then do you realise how much you miss him," Keane told The Journal. "He has been outstanding, he looks fresh and he has got over the discomfort of the injury.
"I'll be delighted to see him play for the reserves on Wednesday and, hopefully, he'll be in contention for when we play Chelsea next weekend. Unfortunately, when you are injured, you are forgotten about, that's a fact. Some managers intentionally try to forget about players who are injured, but I don't, I try keep them involved.
"But they are generally forgotten about and we have missed him. Carlos has been a big loss, on the pitch but also in the dressing room because he's bubbly and confident. He is a really good lad, quite laid-back and no doubt it has been frustrating for him."