Sky Blues boss Mark Robins gave an update on the fitness of trio Jamie Allen, Jodi Jones and Jordy Hiwula.
Allen lined-up for the Under-23s this afternoon in his first game back after sustaining an injury against Hull City Under-23s back in September.
Elsewhere, Robins confirmed that Jordy Hiwula had returned to training and that Jodi Jones is getting closer.
He said: “Jamie Allen gets a run out so hopefully he’ll do 45 minutes, Jodi’s not ready yet he’s not available for that game.
“He’s trained but then his thighs tightened up so we’ve got to get over that hurdle because clearly he can’t come back until he starts playing so hopefully, we can get over that hurdle very shortly.
“Aside from that we’ve got people training again, Jordy Hiwula’s back on the training ground and moving pretty well so we’re looking alright.
“The danger is we just expect them to be right straight away, it’s going to take time because they’ve missed a lot of football and it will take them time to get up to speed but they’re both really good players and it’s one of those where you look forward to getting them back because they make a difference there’s no doubt about it.
“We just need to make sure they’re okay, they’ve got to overcome physical and psychological hurdles, particularly Jodi and the quicker he can get himself over those hurdles the better.”
With the trio closing in on a return to the first team, Robins told how he is looking from within his current side before thinking about doing any business in the upcoming January Transfer Window.
“We’ve got to look in the building and see how we develop it, before I start looking outside you look at what you’ve got in the building versus people that you might want to bring in.
“We’ve got really good players and we’re in a position now where we haven’t really got the points we’ve wanted way from home, at home’s been brilliant and if we can start to pick up more points away from home we are going to be in the mix.
“I think that’s in spite of the injury list we’ve got, because clearly we’ve set up to bring players in who are going to help us in the front areas and three of them are out and have been out for a significant period.
“We’ve still got to try and find a way and a different way of doing things and that will continue to be the case whilst we’re picking up the injuries that we’ve had.”