After overcoming a calf problem, Faye was troubled by back spasms in Monday night's game at Sunderland and will undergo a late fitness test.
Struggling: Faye (right) has been troubled with his back
New signing Asmir Begovic will be included in the squad after the goalkeeper completed his move from Portsmouth on transfer deadline day.
Team (from): Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Amdy Faye, Higginbotham, Collins, Lawrence, Sidibe, Whitehead, Delap, Diao, Kitson, Beattie, Etherington, Fuller, Tuncay, Pugh, Whelan, Simonsen, Begovic.
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