Coventry City defender Robert Page has made his return to action in a reserve game - less than a month after fracturing his cheekbone.
The Wales international, who sustained the double fracture against Crewe Alexandra on December 28, was forced to wear a protective mask through out the game against Norwich City on Tuesday night.
However, his return brings relief for Coventry manager Micky Adams, who initially feared he would be without Page, a regular fixture in the side since his transfer from Cardiff City last season, for six to seven weeks.
Page has made a swift recovery and put in an assured performance along side another first team regular, Matt Heath as the Sky Blues scraped a 1-0 victory through Craig Reid's 75th-minute goal.
Page was called into action early on when Coventry keeper Jonathan Tuffey could only parry Chris Martin's shot, but the Welshman promptly cleared the danger.
The player completed the full 90 minutes and a club spokesman said that there had been no reaction to the injury after the game so a first-team return was imminent.
* Burnley chairman Barry Kilby insists manager Steve Cotterill can spend "the vast majority" of the £1.75 million from the sale of Ade Akinbiyi to Sheffield United in order to strengthen his squad.
After two bids were rejected last week, the two Championship clubs have finally agreed a fee for the one-time Wolves forward, who has scored 14 goals for the Clarets this season, and personal terms are now being discussed with the 31-year-old.