Nottingham Forest could be boosted by the return of Yuri Ribeiro, Samba Sow and Carl Jenkinson as they host eighth-placed Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Ribeiro is regaining fitness after a knee injury, while Jenkinson and Sow have recovered from ankle and hamstring issues respectively.
Yohan Benalouane and Michael Hefele will be missing as they remain sidelined with long-term injuries.
Sabri Lamouchi’s Forest sit fifth in the Championship but are winless in three games, having draw their midweek fixture at lowly Middlesbrough.
Wednesday boss Garry Monk will be without midfielder Sam Hutchinson and defender Moses Odubajo.
Hutchinson serves the first of a two-game ban after receiving his 10th yellow card of the season during Wednesday’s draw with Derby, while Odubajo was sent off during the same match and serves a one-match suspension.
First-choice goalkeeper Keiren Westwood missed the Rams fixture due to a shoulder injury and Cameron Dawson could deputise again.
Fernando Forestieri was also absent due to a knee injury and may not return to fitness in time to make the squad.