Elmander, a substitute against Liverpool last week, might be handed his chance in this crucial home game as Ivan Klasnic remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
Coyle looks set to include young on-loan midfielders Vladimir Weiss and Jack Wilshere in his squad while Stuart Holden remains doubtful with a thigh problem.
Team (from): Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Gardner, Weiss, Cohen, Taylor, M Davies, Wilshere, McCann, Muamba, Lee, K Davies, A O'Brien, Al Habsi, Samuel, Elmander, Ricketts, Holden.
Opportunity: Elmander could be handed a starting role against the Cottagers
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