Peterhead manager Jim McInally is pleased to welcome key players back into his team.
The Blue Toon have in recent weeks been without mainstays of the past few seasons Nicky Riley and Jordon Brown.
Riley had problems with his back and Brown had a fractured fibula.
Now both midfielders are back in the reckoning for the Buchan outfit and came on as substitutes in Saturday’s 4-1 win at Clyde.
Boss McInally said: “It is good to have them back.
“It’s a case of now knowing that we can make those changes in games and get those guys on.
“Nicky is closer to challenging for a start than Jordon because he is still playing catch-up a wee bit. All in all that’s the most pleasing thing for us.”
What also pleases McInally is that he has the strength in depth to leave out influential midfielder Simon Ferry on Saturday.
McInally prefers not to play Ferry on artificial pitches such as Broadwood because the synthetic surfaces cause him back pain.
He added: “Even against Clyde I had the faith and the confidence that I could leave Simon Ferry out.
“Simon is massive for us. That’s pleasing, it’s not pleasing for Simon because on our last game on an artificial pitch we beat Edinburgh City 3-0 and he probably feels as if he is missing out.
“But in the long run it will benefit him to miss playing on the artificial pitch.
“I’m just delighted that we can win without him.”
McInally also praised summer signing David McCracken.
The experienced centre-back has partnered youngsters Jason Brown and Mason Robertson in the middle of defence this term and he believes the experience of McCracken is enhancing the development of the youngsters.
He said: “It’s brilliant for Jason to play with David because he is still learning the game.
“McCracken played against Clyde without having to do anything other than use his experience at times to deal with things and he showed Jason how to be composed when it was needed and when to just clear his lines.
“That’s why we brought McCracken in to use his experience but also to help develop guys like Jason Brown and Mason Robertson. It’s pleasing to see that.”
McInally also feels his side, who are third in League Two, are getting better all the time.
He said: “In the last two games we’ve scored 13 goals (9-0 against Colville Park and 4-1 against Clyde).
“Confidence is the name of the game and if we can keep our players confident, I feel as though we have a lot of good players.
“There is still room for improvement there because they are still gelling and getting to know each other and working up partnerships.”