Louie Sibley is set to miss out again when Derby County return to Championship action tonight.
A hamstring injury sidelined 19-year-old Sibley for the 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road before the international break.
He is back in training, but the Rams game against Watford (kick off 7.45pm) has come round too soon for him, manager Phillip Cocu said.
“He joined training with the team for the first time today (Thursday),” said Cocu.
“He looked fine, but the game will be too soon of course after one session after his hamstring issue, but it is good he is back with the team.”
Tom Lawrence, Martyn Waghorn and Krystian Bielik are also training after injuries, while new signing Jordon Ibe continues to build his fitness.
“They are not all ready to play yet,” said Cocu.
“I think the closest to being involved is Tom Lawrence, his fitness is excellent, so he will be back soon.
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“The other players will need a little bit more time to train, but maybe not too long to play a friendly game or a game with the U23s. Bielik and Waghorn need a little bit more time to train, we don’t want to over-rush things, but things are looking good.”
Cocu said he would check on the players who have been away on international duty.
Goalkeeper David Marshall (Scotland), winger Kamil Jozwiak (Poland) and midfielder Jason Knight (Republic of Ireland) all played on Wednesday night.
“We will have to assess Jozwiak, Jason Knight was in this morning (Thursday), and David Marshall is fine. It is not ideal the game is Friday, but it is something we have to live with,” said Cocu.