Flying winger Kyel Reid could be available to Bantams boss Phil Parkinson in as little as two weeks time following the speedster's current progress from a groin problem.
Reid has been sidelined since the beginning of October after suffering a tear in his groin muscle at Rochdale, but he's been improving steadily over the last few weeks, increasing the intensity of his work on the training pitch recently as a result.
Encouragingly, the 24 year-old could be seen being put through his paces on the Valley Parade pitch before Tuesday's home match with Plymouth Argyle, while he has also been busy at Apperley Bridge this week working through his own training drills with City coaching staff.
City assistant Steve Parkin admits it is still hard to name an exact return date for Reid, but the signs are looking promising.
"He's had a good week's training with Matt (Barrass) the physio and Nick (Allamby) our fitness coach," said Parkin.
"He has done a lot of football-related work, which is obviously encouraging.
"He shouldn't be too far away now.
"It's difficult to put a precise time on it at the moment, but certainly in the next couple of weeks or so we can hopefully look forward to seeing the sight of Reidy in a City shirt again."
Fellow winger Zavon Hines could make his own return from injury at roughly the same time as Reid after being told he faces two to three weeks on the sidelines due to the ankle problem he picked up during the Northampton Town F.A Cup replay.
Parkin added: "It's a bit of a nasty one for Zavon."
"Initially we were told he might be out for longer, but it still seems like it will be two or three weeks that he will be sidelined for."