Summer signing Marc De Val marked his return from a three-month injury lay-off with a goal in a 45-minute run out for the reserves in midweek but Saturday will probably come too soon for the Spaniard to be involved.
Fellow midfielder Jamie Forrester and left-back James Husband have been ruled out with torn quadriceps and a shoulder injury respectively.
Theo Robinson (Jamaica), David Cotterill (Wales), Dean Furman and Bongani Khumalo (both South Africa) and Lee McCullough (Northern Ireland Under-21s) all returned unscathed from international duty.
- Sports & Recreation
- Jamie Forrester
- David Cotterill
- Bongani Khumalo