After a bruising Wednesday night win at Stoke City, manager Alex Neil will give his squad as long as possible to recover ahead of another tough test at home to Millwall on Saturday.
Before scoring the opening goal, Alan Browne was struggling with an ankle injury, whilst, with this being the third game in a week, a number of other players could be rotated due to fatigue and the risk of injury.
David Nugent and Paul Gallagher both impressed and influenced the win at the bet365 Stadium when they came on at second half substitutes in the Potteries and will be in contention for the clash with Gary Rowett’s Lions.
There was a big boost for Louis Moult this week as he took his first steps back out on the grass, beginning the long road back to full fitness after his ACL operation and he, Billy Bodin and Tom Bayliss all remain sidelined.
For the Millwall boss, he was without Derby County loanee Mason Bennett for the draw with Fulham on Wednesday night, but Ryan Leonard was fit enough to come off the bench for the 1-1 game.
Rowett opted to start three centre halves against the Cottagers, with Shaun Hutchinson, Jake Cooper and Alex Pearce in the back-line, whilst Mahlon Romeo and Murray Wallace selcected as wing backs.
Stoke City loanee Ryan Woods and Jayson Molumby made up the Lions' midfield, with Bodvarsson and Jed Wallace either side of Tom Bradshaw, but he has good options if he wishes to freshen things for the trip north, with the likes of Mat Smith, Connor Mahoney, Leonard and Jiri Skalak amongst those he could bring into the starting XI.