Moseley have received a boost ahead of this weekend's crucial National One encounter with Sedgley Park with the return to fitness of two important forwards.
Long-term injury victims Paul Arnold and Adam Caves come back into contention on Saturday for a game Moseley must win if they are to halt their slide down the table.
Arnold has been both banned and injured since he last played in the victory over the Cornish All Blacks and had been expected to recover in time for last week's loss to Plymouth Albion. But he has finally recovered from his foot injury and could come straight into the side in two days time.
Caves' return is also welcome. The hooker broke his thumb against London Welsh and has not featured in any of the last three games, all of which have been defeats.
The absence of both men compromised one of Moseley's traditional strengths against Plymouth when a huge amount of possession was lost throughout the game.
England Academy hooker Ross McMillan struggled to find his targets, Richard Stott and Dan Tuohy, and head coach Ian Smith will be happy to welcome back two vital cogs to a machine that must function well this weekend.
"It is a question of confidence," Smith said. "We will be working hard to restore this. We have had several changes in the forwards in the last few weeks, and consistency of performance is far easier to achieve when you have a settled side.
"The modern lineout is an intricate part of the game, with every forward having an individual role. Recently, we have had enforced changes in all three rows of the pack, and this has challenged our set-piece organisation."
In addition the Billesley Common outfit have received the welcome news that Adam Balding, who had a tremendous match last week, is to remain with them on loan from Gloucester until December 8.
Meanwhile, two England Academy players who have been with Moseley since the start of the season are expected to play on Saturday before flying out for the Dubai Sevens the next day. Centre Jack Adams is in the England side, while winger Dan Norton play for the Samurais, the England A side under another name.
Off the pitch tomorrow sees this year's old boys' supper at the club which this time is being dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Sam Doble Memorial match when Moseley played the British Lions.
The club have also commissioned a memorial stone with Doble's name on to be placed in the Rugby Football Union's Walk of Legends at Twickenham. n Martin Johnson believes a bold selection policy is key to a successful Lions tour as competition to lead the 2009 squad to South Africa intensifies.
Johnson was skipper when the cream of British rugby swept to a unexpected 2-1 Test series victory against the Springboks in 1997. The squad included a strong rugby league influence with the likes of Allan Bateman, Scott Gibbs, John Bentley and Alan Tait among those picked to take on the reigning world champions.
The coach for 2009 will be named after the RBS Six Nations and former Lions skipper Johnson has urged the successful candidate to heed the lessons of ten years ago and consider all options.