Tony Mowbray is hoping to give Rovers fans an early Christmas present this weekend, but admits a trip to Northampton won't be easy for his side.
Whilst the hosts have been inconsistent throughout the campaign, Rovers come into this one looking to make it seven consecutive wins in League One.
And Mowbray has been boosted by the potential return to the squad for one of his experienced midfield charges for the trip south.
"We're looking okay at the moment. I think like most clubs at this time of year there is some sniffles and coughs," Tony told iFollow.
"There's one or two who have missed training this week but I'm hopeful they'll be fine and ready for Saturday.
"We'll take a strong squad down to Northampton. Peter Whittingham has trained over the last two days, which is a positive. We're generally in good working order at the moment.
"We've had a clear week, which has been very important in allowing ourselves to re-energise ahead of what will be a hectic schedule over Christmas.
"We've prepared for Northampton and the players are looking sharp and looking forward to the next three or four games.
"We've been doing well away from home and we'll look to be positive but be mindful that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's teams are hard ones to beat.
"Togetherness is required to get results. Everybody realises that we have a tough run of games."