Sam Ricketts and Matt Taylor look set to retain their places in the team ahead of Gretar Steinsson and Martin Petrov.
On fire: Elmander (right) has come on in leaps and bounds under Coyle
Striker Johan Elmander, who opened new contract talks this week, will be looking to improve his eight-goal tally after a brace last weekend.
Team (from): Jaaskelainen, Bogdan, Cahill, Steinsson, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov, Cohen, K Davies, Elmander, M Davies, Blake, Taylor, Klasnic, Ricketts, Alonso, Moreno.
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