Nottingham Forest hope to have Nathan Tyson available for the crucial clash against fellow promotion contenders Norwich at Carrow Road on Friday night.
The forward missed out with a stiff back as Forest got their play-off challenge back on track with a first victory in 10 matches at home to Burnley in midweek.
David McGoldrick, who came off the bench to score both goals in the 2-0 win over the Clarets, is pushing for a starting role.
Boss Billy Davies must decide whether to stick with Brendan Moloney at right-back or recall Chris Gunter.
Paul Anderson is expected to miss out again as he continues to struggle with the rib problem he sustained against Leeds at the start of the month, while fellow midfielder Chris Cohen will complete a three-match ban.
Robbie Findley has resumed full training after an Achilles injury but the American striker will not be considered for this game.