Midfielders Stuart Holden and Medo Kamara and defender David Wheater all came through a development squad game on Monday evening and are set to be in contention.
Matt Mills also played in that match as he battles back from a knee injury, although the contest at the City Ground may come too soon for the former Leicester defender.
Mark Davies could return to the squad following a shoulder problem, but Republic of Ireland international Keith Andrews continues to be sidelined by Achilles and thigh injuries.
Winger Chris Eagles has suffered a lack of form over recent weeks and may be dropped, while strikers Craig Davies and David Ngog pressed their claims for starting roles after coming off the bench to score in the win over local rivals Burnley.
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- David Wheater
- Stuart Holden
- Matt Mills
- Mark Davies