Captain Robbie Savage and midfield partner James Bailey are expected to return to the Derby starting line- up when Reading visit Pride Park.
Savage missed the defeat to Bristol City with an ankle injury while Bailey was ill last weekend. Both players have resumed training.
Rams boss Nigel Clough is considering resting Tomasz Cywka after feeling the Polish forward looked tired at Ashton Gate, where he made his eighth consecutive start.
Dean Moxey could also come back into the team at full-back should Clough wish to make further changes.
Striker Shefki Kuqi and goalkeeper Frank Fielding will be missing from the squad after returning to Swansea and Blackburn respectively following the end of their loan spells.