Lewis Macleod will play in a development game before making his Brentford debut but has been impressive in training, Mark Warburton has revealed.
The midfielder who signed from Rangers in January is yet to make an appearance and a freak injury halted his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury.
Macleod will not be involved against Millwall on Saturday but appears to have a chance to face Fulham in two weeks time.
The Bees development side face Cardiff tomorrow before a trip to Leeds on Monday, while they also have a meeting with Nottingham Forest on March 28 before Good Friday's visit to Craven Cottage.
Warbuton said: “We need to get him fit enough and a development game and he can impact games when he's ready. He'll come back and be a great player for the club.
“If you have a players who has been out for three months how is he expected to come in and have an impact.
“Lewis has been great in training but he's got to be better than Toumani Diagouraga, Jonathan Douglas, Alex Pritchard, Jota, Stuart Dallas, Jon Torl and Tommy Smith.
“Those guys are chomping at the bit to play. He's got to be better than Jon Toral who came off the bench.
“Alan Judge was out for eight weeks and he's fighting hard and he's pushing himself so hard because eight weeks out is a long time.”