Northampton boss Jim Mallinder expects Dylan Hartley to be available for selection ahead of facing Glasgow Warriors at Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday.
Hartley, who grappled with a rib problem last weekend, returned to training this week and the expectation is that he will play a critical role during the European Champions Cup encounter.
“Dylan has been training this week so he’s in consideration for the weekend,” Mallinder told reporters.
“We’re beginning to get some players back, which is always positive.”
Northampton must win Friday’s match to have any hope of catching Racing 92 at the top of Pool 3.