Charles Vernam has returned to the West Midlands, and is back in full training...
The City boss is hopeful that the squad will be given a boost this week, with the return to fitness of skipper Jordan Willis, and frontman Stuart Beavon.
Teenage midfielder Ben Stevenson is continuing to make progress, while Lee Burge - who was forced off at half-time last weekend - will undergo a fitness test ahead of tomorrow's tie.
Russell Slade said: "Chris Stokes has had three or four sessions now, long way off though.
"Beavon has had a light session yesterday, we’ll see how he goes today.
"Lee Burge has followed protocol, which you have to do after suffering a concussion, and is on course. Little set-back yesterday but we’re hopeful.
"Ben Stevenson has resumed normal training, but not played for a good while, so in terms of sharpness he needs a bit more time.
"Jordan Willis will train today, he did his running yesterday. But has not joined fully in training yet."