JAMIE McCOMBE is hoping for a Town return in Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Dover Athletic.
The big centre-back made the bench for Monday’s 1-0 League I derby win over Sheffield Wednesday after flu ruled him out of two matches.
And he headed onto the Galpharm pitch for a post-match work-out under the guidance of performance coach Andy Kiwomya.
“I’m feeling much better and I’m ready to put in some hard work on the training ground in a bid to get back into the side,” said the 28-year-old.
The 6ft 5in summer signing from Bristol City was on target in the 6-0 second-round win over Macclesfield, one of five Town goals so far.
McCombe’s pledge came as Millwall manager Kenny Jackett confirmed his continued interest in Town striker Theo Robinson.
The 21-year-old netted twice in a six-game loan spell with the South Londoners earlier this season.
His Championship stint was curtailed by a knee injury which needed surgery.
Robinson is now on the road to recovery, and Jackett said: “The specialist’s report has him down as being fully fit by mid-January.
“We’ve checked him out after his operation and he is someone we are interested in taking this transfer window.
“I’m sure things would have gone ahead much quicker if he hadn’t had to have that cartilage operation.
“That has set the timescale back, but we’ll see how the injury progresses.”
Town’s League I rivals Charlton and Walsall are both looking for new managers after parting company with Phil Parkinson and Chris Hutchings respectively.
Parkinson, who once turned down the chance to manager Town, had been in the Valley hot seat since December 2008 while ex-Town player Hutchings had bossed Walsall since January 2009.