Nigel Adkins hopes Matt Done could be fit for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup third round tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Speaking post-match following Saturday's loss to Peterborough, Adkins has allayed fears that Done could be set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines having limped out of the victory over Bradford City with a hamstring problem and revealed the striker could even recover in time to face the Red Devils.
He remarked: "Matt was never going to fit for the Peterborough fixture, but thankfully his hamstring isn't as bad as first feared.
"Whether he will be available for the weekend or not we don't know at this stage, but it is a positive that he should be able to feature at some point in what is a hectic month.
"I have to take the emotion out of any decision for Saturday because we need as many players as possible fit for what is a gruelling schedule and Wigan is a big game next Tuesday."
Meanwhile, with the January transfer window now open, Adkins also remarked on possible movement both in and out of Bramall Lane.
He added: "We now have the opportunity to strengthen the squad, but it is also important we are conscience of what we already have.
"We have too many players, that is the business side of things which we also have to address, but for me the important thing is always to improve and make us stronger."