Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has been given an extra option up-front for tomorrow's home clash with managerless Sheffield Wednesday.
Carl Cort is ready to return after five weeks out with a groin injury after proving his fitness for the reserves with a 70-minute run-out in Wednesday's behind-closed-doors friendly with French side Dunkirk.
Cort's last goal for Wolves came against Wednesday in the corresponding fixture last season — a 3-1 home defeat to the Owls in March. And his likely return could be a major tonic for a goal-shy Wolves side who have only once netted more than one goal in a game this season and are the second-lowest scorers in the Coca-Cola Championship.
"If you get a centre-forward of Carl's experience and ability back fit, then he has to be in contention," said McCarthy.
The Wolves boss is considering giving Jemal Johnson a breather after two months without a goal.
"When you've come from reserve-team football and then play ten on the bounce, it can take its' toll," he added. "Jemal's played well but it's just that sharpness and freshness. It's difficult to keep that in this division."
Meanwhile, Keith Lowe, who also played in the midweek friendly at Wolves' Compton Park training ground, has returned to John Ward's Cheltenham Town for another month. The young defender spent four weeks at Whaddon Road earlier this season.
He will go straight back into the struggling Robins side for tomorrow's home game with League One leaders Nottingham Forest.