WHITES midfielder Keith Andrews could be back in first-team action in a week’s time.

That’s the view of manager Dougie Freedman who says the Republic of Ireland international has needed a month away from action to ease a niggling Achilles problem.

Freedman concedes the 32-year-old, who scored two penalties at Peterborough the last time the sides who meet tonight came face to face, battled on with the knock while bodies in midfield were hard to come by for the boss.

But, after his spell on the sidelines, Andrews is back running and edging closer to bringing his experience back to the Wanderers table.

Freedman said: “Keith is still out but should be back in a week’s time, which is good news for us.

“We had so many injuries and were struggling for bodies that Keith played on with the injury.

“He put everything in for us and we couldn’t ask any more from him.

“He is back running now after the rest and it will be good to have him back with the first team.”

Andrews has made 30 appearances since his summer move from West Brom, the last coming in last month’s goalless draw at Freedman’s old club Crystal Palace.