Loan trio set to start for Tykes
Barnsley's three new loan signings, Emile Sinclair, Jonathan Greening and Akos Buzsaky, will all be included in the squad for the home clash with Cardiff.
Striker Sinclair has joined from Peterborough until January 19, while midfielders Greening (Nottingham Forest) and Hungary international midfielder Buzsaky (Portsmouth), who could both start for Keith Hill's side, will stay at Oakwell until the end of the year.
Another recent loan signing from Nottingham Forest, Marcus Tudgay, is hoping to retain his place up front alongside Craig Davies, who marked his return from a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury last week with the equaliser in the draw at Bolton.
Hill has no new injury or suspension worries, but midfielder David Perkins remains sidelined with the hamstring problem that has kept him out for the last three matches.
Former Tottenham and Middlesbrough forward Mido is hoping to return to the squad as the Tykes chase their first league win in seven matches.
Cardiff's new loan signing Simon Lappin is set to step straight into the starting line-up for the trip with a trio of defenders ruled out.
The Norwich loanee, on loan with the Bluebirds until January 1, comes into the squad and could replace Andrew Taylor, ruled out with a calf injury, at left-back.
Malky Mackay will also be without Ben Turner (hamstring) and Kevin McNaughton (thigh) with all three players currently doubtful for Tuesday's match against Derby.
Meanwhile, Fulham have recalled Kerim Frei from his loan spell after just three games in South Wales.
The 19-year-old is needed back at Craven Cottage after injuries to Kieran Richardson, Bryan Ruiz and Alex Kacaniklic.
Midfielder Jordon Mutch continued his comeback from injury as he played over an hour, and scored, in Cardiff development side's victory over Colchester.