Glenn Loovens will play a part in Sheffield Wednesday's under 21 match against Birmingham City tomorrow as the Owls skipper continues his recovery from ankle surgery.
In his press conference ahead of Saturday's trip to Brentford, head coach Carlos Carvalhal revealed the 32 year old centre back, who has not played so far this campaign and missed most of pre-season after having an operation in July, will take part in his first game since Wednesday's Wembley defeat to Hull City in the play-off final in May.
Carvalhal also said there are no further concerns, outside of those on the injury list (Marco Matias and Jose Semedo), Almen Abdi has recovered from the shoulder injury picked up against Leeds United last weekend and Modou Sougou is back in training.
"Everyone is training very hard this week, we have some recovery time with players who have come quite late and the international break will be good also about this, to balance everybody to be on the same plain," said Carvalhal. "The reality is some players are not on the same plain yet. Loovens is training and will probably will play tomorrow with the under 21s to increase game time.
"Sougou is training also and we still have a problem with Semedo and Marco Matias. Loovens is a player who missed pre-season so is training from zero but during the process he is training very hard in physical conditions, so when he is back training with the team, we can't say he is at a very good level but he is in a very good way.
"It is good that he will play in the under 21. We will have more open training with games for him and other players who have not played too much or other players who caqme more late and haven;t played many games. We believe in a short time we will have a good balance (in fitness)."
On Abdi, Carvalhal said: "He is training. In the first training session he felt it a little, but today it is better. Day-by-day it is better and better."