Matt Heath, the Coventry City defender, is pushing for a recall for the match against Crewe Alexandra at the Ricoh Arena tonight.
Heath recovered from a back problem in time to feature as an unused substitute on Boxing Day when Coventry lost 3-1 away to Leeds United.
Kevin Thornton, who has been troubled by a groin niggle of late, could also return after being rested for the match at Elland Road.
Stern John, the former Birmingham City striker, is available again after returning from a loan spell with Derby County.
But Marcus Hall continues to struggle with a calf problem and Stuart Giddings, his fellow left-back, is set to miss out because of a second round of knee surgery.
An Achilles' tendon injury means that Stephen Hughes is another short of fitness while Neil Wood has fallen victim to a knee injury.
Michael Higdon, the Crewe striker, will again be doubtful. The converted midfield player missed the 2-2 draw with Hull because of a stomach strain and could miss out again while Adie Moses is also a doubt after limping off against the Tigers.
Micky Adams, the Coventry manager, is still cursing his luck after the defeat to Leeds. Coventry performed well and the consensus is that the scoreline flattered Leeds.
"It wasn't our day," Adams said. "It's all about scoring goals and we created chances and were then a little bit unfortunate. It looked as though we dominated. We played terrific football and frustrated Leeds.
"We arrived there full of confidence and I think it showed, but the players saw enough to realise it was a good team performance and we have to take that into the Crewe game.
"The game is all about sticking your chances away and we didn't do that but I think the fans here could tell we were the better team. There is no question about that and we take heart from it.
"We played the most fluent football, we hit the woodwork numerous times, we missed a penalty and it could have been very different.
"We let Leeds back into the game with some sloppy defending at a bad time but there is no doubt we were the better side. We came into this game full of belief and I feel sick for the players because the scoreline does not reflect the game."
Eddie Johnson (foot), who came back with a goal, and Darren Moss (heavy leg knock) came through 90 minutes.
Juan Ugarte (knee) remains on the sidelines.