JON Kennedy had ear-marked the Halifax trip on January 3 for his return - but now he thinks it might be just too early.
The Reds goalkeeper is recovering from a broken leg after a freak training ground accident.
He has spent three months on the sidelines but is now building up his fitness ready to challenge Paul Crichton and Danny Alcock for a first team spot.
"I should be about three weeks away now," said the goalie, earlier this week. "I had been looking at Halifax away but I think that might be a week too early.
"I am hoping to play a few reserve games over the next few weeks and then hopefully fight for a starting place.
"I can run on it now - unfortunately! - as we have been doing a lot of that over Christmas."
The former Sunderland shot-stopper admits it has been a hard three months as he has sat and watched his team-mates go through an up and down season.
"I can understand the manager's frustration as we can be brilliant one week and then not so brilliant the next.
"But we are still up there and we need to stop playing well in patches and play well all the time and go on a run."
Kennedy, 24, expected Coleman to bring another goalie to the club and former Burnley keeper Crichton arrived last month. And he knows he faces a battle for the number one spot.
"I knew that Accrington would have to bring someone in as they couldn't just have Danny.
"At first, when I had the pot on, I knew there was nothing I could do, I had no chance of playing, so I was resigned to watching.
"But once the pot came off and I started training again and keeping myself fit, it became more frustrating.
"Obviously I want to play but now, I am just concentrating on my fitness and then we will have to see what happens."