Crewe Alexandra left-back Gregor Robertson is back in regular training and closing in on a return to duty.
The former Chesterfield defender was sidelined for the run-in last season after damaging his Achilles against Crawley Town in March.
That found him suffering the heartbreak of missing a second straight Wembley final in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
The Railwaymen are similarly hopeful that strikers AJ Leitch-Smith (groin) and Vadaine Oliver (ankle) will be involved in their forthcoming games.
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