ROB EDWARDS will be back to skipper Town against Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
The 33-year-old has missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury but confirmed his return in a successful 45-minute run-out for the Reserves, who beat Bradford 2-1 at the McAlpine yesterday.
Edwards will take the left-back slot and manager Peter Jackson said: "Robbie came through fine, which is great news, and he's had no bad reaction.
"Nathan Clarke and Nat Brown also did well for fitness and I was pleased with the whole team."
Academy player Michael Collins made his second appearance for the Republic of Ireland Under 18s in a 2-0 win against Slovakia last night in a youth tournament in the Czech Republic. Mark Sheridan did not play, but will be hoping to face Sweden in a final group match tomorrow.
Town Juniors visit Chelsea on Saturday in the FA Academy Premier League (2.00) and their travel is being sponsored by Garry Wooler of BodyShop motor repairers at Folly Hall.
Jon Dyson has signed for Gerry Quinn's UniBond League Premier Division side Ashton United.