Cardiff City defender Ben Turner is named in their squad for the first time this season for the visit of Leeds United on Saturday.
But top scorer Kenwyne Jones remains doubtful with a foot injury.
Turner, 26, had surgery on an ankle injured in a friendly against Yeovil in July and has not played since.
"We're really pleased with him and he's a good type. He's a voice and we haven't got too many of those," said manager Russell Slade.
"I'm delighted that he's on his way back and he'll be very much part of the plans going forward."
The Bluebirds are looking to bounce back after their 1-0 defeat against Millwall at the New Den on 25 October - new boss Slade's first loss.
Jones has not played since making a substitute appearance in the 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest on 18 October.
He has scored five goals in 12 league matches this season, his last coming in the 1-1 draw with Brighton.
Manager Slade will give the Trinidad and Tobago international every chance to prove his fitness
"He's showing signs," he said.
"We'll see how he comes through today's session and then we'll probably make a late call as to whether he's in the group or not."
Cardiff have won two of Slade's three games in charge and lie in 11th place in the Championship - seven places and three points ahead of their opponents.