TOWN striker Lee Novak goes for a scan on his injured shoulder today having shown a big improvement over the last 48 hours.
The 21-year-old landed awkwardly on his right shoulder after making a challenge during the first half of Town's 1-0 victory against Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Sunday.
Manager Lee Clark explained: "It's difficult to make any comment at this stage until we know the results of the scan, but the lad himself is feeling much better.
"The injury is still a bit sore, but he's got more movement in the shoulder and it's just that final bit where he tries to lift his arm high where he's struggling a bit.
"We'll wait and see what the scan shows, but the good news is that Lee himself is feeling a lot better."
Novak, of course, will be desperate to keep his place in the starting line-up for Friday night's Galpharm clash with Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Cup first round, having led the line for four straight matches.
If he misses out, Clark has Theo Robinson waiting in the wings to take over alongside leading scorer Jordan Rhodes. Robbie Simpson is already ruled out, having been sidelined for another month by the niggling thigh injury which has prevented him making the last three squads.