George Elokobi was today set to return to full training and could be ready to power Wolves’ survival push inside a fortnight, according to boss Dean Saunders.
The Cameroon international left-back has made a full recovery from the broken and dislocated ankle he sustained on his loan debut for Bristol City.
And Saunders expects the 27-year-old to be forcing his way for a recall.
“I think he might be available in a fortnight,” said Saunders. “During the next two weeks we’ll try to integrate him into training and hopefully get him a game.
“You never know what’s going to happen to the rest of them so he’s another player we can put in and he won’t let us down.
“If the others get injured we’re going to be really short.”
Elokobi’s only Championship action for Wolves this season was 14 minutes as a substitute for Dave Edwards in the 1-1 draw against Derby on August 25.
Saunders is sweating on losing right-back Matt Doherty for Saturday’s crunch visit of Huddersfield after he ‘rolled’ his ankle in the 2-0 weekend loss at Bolton.
Kevin Foley stands by to replace Doherty if he is not fit. But in any case Saunders admits he is toying with the idea of resting Doherty and Jack Robinson after both were given their stiffest tests so far at the weekend.
“I have to make decisions on whether to pull players out,” he said. “I pulled Jack out for a couple of games and then put him back in.
“‘Doc’ will be the same and if I think they’re on their knees, I’ll change them. Kevin Foley is fit and Stephen Ward is also champing at the bit. Matt and Jack have done great but Saturday was a big test for them.”