Ritchie is feeling the effects of a heavy pitch against Brighton having barely missed a minute since returning from injury while Ward and Surman have not been training between matches.
Loanees Lee Camp and Nico Yennaris will not feature after leaving the club on Thursday following the conclusion of their loan spells but the likes of Ian Harte, Tukelo Rantie and Ryan Fraser are pushing to start.
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- Andrew Surman
- Elliott Ward
- Matt Ritchie