Middlesbrough captain Gary O'Neil has a chance of returning from injury to feature at Coventry.
The midfielder missed last weekend`s 2-2 draw at home to Hull with a knee problem but trained on Thursday, despite Boro not being able to go through their paces on grass due to the current snow and freezing temperatures.
Midfielder Kevin Thomson also trained but Saturday`s trip to the Ricoh Arena is likely to come too soon for him.
Otherwise, manager Tony Mowbray has no new injury or suspension concerns as he looks to secure what would be a first win in four games.
Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain in the treatment room.