Nigel Clough is hopeful of having Marc McNulty and Michael Higdon available for Friday's clash with Notts County.
The striking duo returned to training on Monday, with McNulty wearing a protective mask following a facial injury.
Despite the possibility of the pair featuring against Shaun Derry's Magpies, Clough has refused to end his search for a loan striker.
The Gaffer remarked: "Hopefully Higdon and McNulty will be fit enough to be in contention for Friday , but we still hope to do business with a striker, although it isn't as pressing now they are approaching a return."
Looking back at the weekend's stalemate with Oldham Athletic, Clough concluded by saying: "Chris Basham was our best player on the day, he worked tirelessly, looked to drive into the box and offered us a spark in the second-half, he was excellent.
"Let's keep things in perspective, we are six points of top of the league with a game in hand, despite a disappointing performance."