Michael Collins looking set for first Scunthorpe United start in more than a year - at home to MK Dons
Manager Alan Knill is hoping that adding some extra turbo-charge to his team will finally kick-start Scunthorpe United's season into gear.
That could begin on Saturday when midfield man Michael Collins looks set for his first start in more than a year in the home game with MK Dons.
The 26-year-old former Huddersfield man is suddenly back in the frame after a season out suffering from tendonitis.
And not far behind could be fellow midfield man Damien Mozika who underwent surgery on his ankle just before the start of the season.
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"Michael is ready now I think," said Knill.
"He had a bit part to play at Swindon and did well when we brought him on at half-time against Preston.
"And hopefully Damo will be in a position to play some part for us by the end of next week.
"He can add some power and strength to the team.
"I think power and pace are the key. You look at all the top teams in this division and that is what they have about them.
"It separates the teams at the top from the others.
"And it is something that we have been missing this season.
"Power and pace will help us get forward more quickly. At the moment we are too hesitant doing that."
Knill admits that MK Dons will be another big test for his struggling side.
"October has been a big month for us with all the teams we have played being in the top half of the table.
"MK Dons have been in this division for a while and know what it is all about.
"But it's what we do that matters.
"There is pressure on us because we are not doing as well as we would want.
"We are under-achieving and the quicker we can turn that around, the better."
Knill knows there is little or no money to strengthen his squad, but would love to do something before next month's loan deadline.
His top priority is another striker to replace the free-scoring Leon Clarke whose loan spell from Charlton expires in December.
"At the moment we are at the top of our budget and that means we have to lose some players before we can bring someone in," he said.
"To be fair we are looking at everything at the moment."