ANDY HOLDSWORTH seems certain to miss Town's vital trip to Walsall.
The 22-year-old right-back is struggling to overcome the groin injury which forced him off against Chesterfield and is rated very doubtful for the Bescot Stadium on Saturday (3.00).
Manager Peter Jackson cannot finalise his squad or, indeed, team planning because he also has doubts over illness victims Tom Clarke and John McAliskey.
But experienced defender Martin McIntosh is added to the squad after confirming his fitness in a goalscoring return to the Reserves last night, while striker Andy Booth and keeper Phil Senior both returned to full training today.
"It's wait and see as far as the personnel are concerned," said Jackson, who played a 3-5-2 formation in Town's last away game, the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at Dean Court.
"Andy Holdsworth is feeling very sore and tender at the moment and he would have to be doubtful for the game.
"Tom Clarke came to see the club doctor last night and has been told to stay at home, while John McAliskey remains under the weather as well.
"At least Tosh came through without any problem last night and Boothy and Phil Senior have both responded to treatment."
McIntosh's goal proved enough to give the second string a win against Walsall Reserves.
Meanwhile, Town have sold over 1,300 tickets for Saturday. They are on sale at the Galpharm to noon tomorrow.