Elliott played for 90 minutes in his country's 0-0 draw with Mexico in a World Cup qualifier and now faces a lengthy journey back to Bristol.
With Neil Kilkenny ruled out and Cole Skuse having had an injection on his knee to settle his injury down O'Driscoll will hope Elliott is ready to feature against the side he managed for the first half of the season before his controversial departure on Boxing Day.
Left-back Greg Cunningham came through Republic of Ireland's 2-0 win over Poland unscathed while striker Wes Burns also reported back with a clean bill of health after scoring on his international debut for Wales Under-21s.
City are looking for their third straight home win to close the gap on themselves and npower Championship safety.
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