Mehdi Nafti is likely to have to wait until he resumes action for Birmingham City.
The Tunisia midfielder was this morning set to undergo only his third training session since reporting back after the World Cup finals.
Nafti flew out to Blues' training camp in Marbella, Spain, where Malaga provide the opposition in the last friendly tomorrow night.
Nafti ruptured his cruciate knee ligament in Blues' final pre-season warm-up last year and returned to play in May.
He appeared for Tunisia in the World Cup in Germany and was then given a couple of weeks off.
Defender Bruno N'Gotty, who has been brought up to speed fitness-wise after inactivity when he searched for a new club following his release by Bolton Wanderers, stands a chance of being involved.
So far, Blues have recorded two 6-0 wins, over amateurs San Pedro and Newcastle United, Gibraltar's top team.
Manager Steve Bruce is expecting a much tougher test tomorrow from Malaga, who are bringing their first and reserve teams to the MPF training complex.
"Yes, you can say the standard of the opposition could have been better for us," said Bruce, "but it's all about getting something out of these games and more so the hard work we are doing with a view to being ready when the 'real' ball comes out.
"The application and the attitude of the players has been top, top drawer. I've been very pleased with them.
"Malaga will be much tougher for us and we look forward to the game."
Bruce is having to reconsider his options for a new striker after Blues finally decided to concede defeat in their quest to sign Fulham's Collins John.
A fee, worth a potential £4 million, had been agreed with the Cottagers for the Holland international and Blues have been in negotiations for a fortnight.
Bruce said: "Collins John is someone who has been flagged up, I think everyone knows that. But we have ended our interest.
"We did everything we could to get him, we tried really hard but we have to respect that, at this stage in his career, he felt he didn't want to drop down a division. It's unfortunate, but what else can you do? We have to get on with our lives."