Manager Alex Neil will be without midfielder Ben Pearson, after he accumulated five yellow cards for the season in the last game against Wigan Athletic a fortnight ago.
However, the manager does welcome back both Ryan Ledson – who could be a direct replacement for Pearson – and Paul Huntington, who both missed the clash with the Latics with minor ankle and groin issues.
Sean Maguire, Alan Browne and Callum Robinson all returned from international duty with Ireland unscathed and are available for selection, with the Maguire getting 30 more minutes after his long-awaited comeback from injury.
Josh Harrop underwent his operation on his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament on Wednesday and now begins his road back to fitness, which will rule him out for the remainder of the season, whilst fellow cruciate injury sufferer Billy Bodin is now two and a half months into his rehabilitation, but is still not expected to return until the end of the current campaign.
Meanwhile, over at the KCOM Stadium, Nigel Adkins is hopeful of being able to bolster his attack by recalling Evandro when the Tigers return to action.
Missing since picking up a hamstring problem in training prior to last month’s trip to Reading, Evandro has been forced to watch the Tigers' last four Championship games from the sidelines.
The Tigers are anticipating a return to action for the midfielder after stepping back into full training and they will also check on Jordy de Wijs, who limped out of the Middlesbrough draw with an ankle injury.