Scotland head coach Matt Williams has received a double forwards boost ahead of the RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy on Saturday.
Flankers Cameron Mather and Simon Cross are both expected to return from injury for the game in Rome.
Glasgow Warriors' man Mather was forced to withdraw from the defeat by England with an ankle problem while Edinburgh Gunners' player Cross suffered an eye injury in the Celtic League win over Leinster on Friday.
But Scotland team doctor James Robson is confident both men will be available for selection for the game against the Italians.
He told told www.scottishrugby.org : "Simon Cross is recovering nicely. I don't expect him to miss any training.
"Cammie is still making recovery. He commenced running on Saturday and we're continuing to treat him and monitor his progress."
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.