Chris Hussey has come through hernia surgery successfully and is now closing in on a return to action.
The on-loan Sheffield United defender has missed a chunk of the season because of injury, but he finally went under the knife last week in a bid to cure the longstanding problem.
And, after the operation was a resounding success, Hussey isn't too far away from his long-awaited comeback according to Town Boss Flitcroft.
"Chris Hussey is making great progress after his operation," Flitcroft told the local press at his pre-match press conference earlier today.
"We finally got to the bottom of it which is good for all parties and especially for us.
"Hopefully we will have Chris for potentially the last eighteen games of the season, so there is still loads of football to be played for Chris.
"It was a real successful operation that found the problem.
"We're not going to put a timeline on it but it is a real positive situation that we've found ourselves in with Chris."
Flitcroft also provided an update on both Amine Linganzi and Timi Elsnik with the pair at different stages in their recovery.
"Amine Linganzi will be medium term," he added.
"We've got to get him right.
"I'm going to watch Timi on Monday - he's playing for Derby's U23's up at St Georges Park and they've collated his training data, but they just want to see him in a game now.
"We've got a Central League game on Tuesday but that could be on 4G and I'm not going to risk any of our first-team players on that.
"We're working very closely with Derby on Timi so if he can get sixty or seventy minutes on Monday then we'll get him back, which is fantastic news for us."