Manager Alex Neil will be forced to make changes to the side that defeated Bristol City at Ashton Gate before the international break.
In that game, Daniel Johnson picked up his fifth booking of the season and is suspended for the game, irrespective of the outcome of the assessment of his injury that was announced earlier in the week.
Sean Maguire came off in Ireland’s friendly with Northern Ireland last Thursday with a hamstring injury and will also expected to miss the game, with the manager confirming he is likely to be out until the new year.
Chris Maxwell is available again, having sat out the clash with the Robins due to his red card at Ipswich Town, and it will be a fight between him and Declan Rudd as to who takes the gloves against Tony Mowbray’s side.
Callum Robinson and Lukas Nmecha both returned from international duty with no ill-effects and are expected to be included, whilst Alan Browne – who returned early from his time with Ireland due to a shoulder problem – will be assessed before deciding if he is fit to be involved in the Lancashire derby.
Long-term casualties Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop (ACL ruptures) remain sidelined and unavailable for consideration by Alex Neil.
For Tony Mowbray, Charlie Mulgrew suffered a rib and liver injury at West Brom which ruled him out of the recent home games versus QPR and Rotherham United, as well as Scotland's double header this week, but he hopes to be fit for Saturday.
David Raya is playing despite recently suffering a serious facial injury in the WBA game - he only missed one game and has now returned to the team wearing a protective mask to cover his broken nose, which requires surgery at the end of the season.
Summer signing Jacob Davenport missed the start of the season with a hip flexor injury and a subsequent niggle means that he's yet to make his mark in the first team, but has been playing in the U23s and is close to playing his part.
Striker Dominic Samuel is out for the session with an ACL ligament injury, whilst consecutive knee injuries have kept Ben Gladwin on the sidelines for an entire calendar year.