Captain Jordan Moore-Taylor is still facing a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s match against Notts County.
The 23-year-old defender tweaked his hip-flexor muscle jumping for a header in City’s 2-1 victory over Barnet on December 30 and admits it has been slower than expected recovery.
“It is a very slow progress,” he said. “It has not progressed as quickly as I would have liked. I felt like I have just missed every game, but it is not getting any better during the week.
"We have worked hard on it this week though and we will see what it is like come Saturday. I am 50/50 for the Notts County game. We will see how training goes tomorrow and take it from there.”
Notts County go into the match on Saturday unbeaten at Meadow Lane this season. Meanwhile, City have lost their last five League Two games on the road.
“We know our away form hasn’t been great and we are looking to put that right come Saturday,” said Jordan. “We played well in our last away match at Newport County but again we came unstuck and got beat. So we are looking to get back on the right path and winning games away from home.
“If we beat Notts County on Saturday we go three points behind them with a game in hand against Forest Green. So, that would put us in a very strong position.
"We know you have got to beat the teams around you to be up there at the end of the season and that is what we are looking to do.”