AFC Telford boss Andy Sinton hopes Adam Proudlock will make his playing return for the first team in March.
The striker has been on the sidelines since breaking his ankle in last October's FA Cup win over Gainsborough.
Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire: "He's been in non-contact training and is seeing the medics this week. Hopefully he can get back straight away,"
"Some intensive training and a couple of squad games and I'd see him back in the squad by mid-March, raring to go."
Sinton, whose club are one of the few in the Blue Square Bet Premier that remain part-time, has also revealed that he has made training more competitive with the introduction of four-versus-four sessions.
"The boys have worked hard all season, but this adds some real spice," he added.
"We've upped the number of training sessions to at least three a week, and we also train during the day for those players who can make it.
"These new 4x4s have really got the players going, no-one wants to finish down the bottom of my tables."
Sinton has also fixed up a home friendly with Mansfield on Tuesday (kick-off 1930 GMT) after the club's last three games were postponed.