LEE PELTIER should be fit to maintain his ever-present League I record when Leyton Orient visit Town on Saturday.
But it’s touch and go whether striker Robbie Simpson will have recovered from a thigh injury in time for the clash with the Londoners.
Right-back Peltier was forced off at Charlton Athletic last Saturday after taking a heavy bang to the hip.
But he has responded well to treatment and came through yesterday’s training session without any reaction, pleasing boss Lee Clark.
"Lee had a little blip earlier in the season, but over the last few games, I’ve been very pleased with his performances," said Clark, who signed the 22-year-old from Yeovil in the close-season.
"He’s a terrific athlete who tackles strongly and challenges well in the air, has real pace and also links well with the wide players."
Liverpool product Peltier has missed just one of Town’s 17 games so far, the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second-round tie at Chesterfield.
Simpson, an unused substitute in the last home game against Exeter City, missed the Charlton trip because of his injury.
Orient, 15th in the table to Town’s eighth, have concerns over former Lincoln striker Adrian Patulea (hamstring), defender Adam Chambers (calf) and midfielder Sean Thornton (knee).
A strong Town reserve team were beaten 2-0 defeat at home at the Galpharm Stadium last night in the totesport.com League East Division against Hartlepool United.