Adam Murray is seeing the positives as Boston United’s walking wounded take steps closer to fitness.
In a season blighted by injury, Marcus Marshall and Joe Maguire both returned to the bench for Saturday’s draw at FC Halifax Town.
And the Pilgrims boss believes there is light at the end of the tunnel for other squad members currently undergoing rehabilitation.
Leading scorer Jay Rollins is ‘touch-and-go’ ahead of Saturday’s arrival of basement side Altrincham (KO 3pm), while Grant Roberts and Joe Burgess - who haven’t made an appearance between them since September - are both showing positive signs of recovery.
Striker Karl Hawley is also nearing a return, while Gregg Smith has finally ditched his compression boot following his New Year’s Day ankle fracture.
“On a positive note, in terms of the injuries - something we haven’t said this season a lot - the injured are coming to the end of the rehab process,” Murray said.
“We had Grant joining training twice this week, which is fantastic for us.
“Burgey’s getting closer to joining in every session and Jay’s only going to be a few more days, touch-and-go for the weekend.
“Karl’s only going to be a few weeks away and Gregg’s got the boot off now.
“He was with the strength and conditining coach this week, which he found interesting.
“We’ve got a lot of bodies out, but we’re now on the front foot and moving in the right direction.”