LEE CLARK is confident his joint top scorers Jordan Rhodes and Theo Robinson will be fit to face Millwall on Saturday.
The strikers with seven goals apiece both featured in the goalless home draw with Brentford despite suffering problems in the build-up, Rhodes with his back and Robinson an ankle.
While former Ipswich man Rhodes is training as normal, ex-Watford player Robinson won’t be on the practice ground until tomorrow.
“Theo’s problem has been niggling him a little bit, so he’s having a couple of days of rest and treatment to settle it down,” explained boss Clark.
“With Jordan, we thought he’d pulled a back muscle in training on Friday, but it seems more probable that it was a spasm.
“That’s a better scenario, and he didn’t report any further problems after the Brentford game, which is great news.
“At this stage I’m very optimistic that both of them will be on the bus down to London for what will be another big test for us.”
Clark, meanwhile, has named a strong reserve side to take on Newcastle in the totesport.com League East Division at the Galpharm tonight (7.00).
Geordie Lee Novak and fellow frontman Robbie Simpson will be aiming to keep the pressure on Rhodes and Robinson.
And Nathan Clarke, Robbie Williams, Jim Goodwin, James Berrett and Michael Collins are also due for run-outs.
“It’s a great chance for them to have competitive work-outs without any worries about the surface,” said Clark.