Forward Noel Hunt is pushing for a recall when Reading travel to QPR.
Hunt came off the bench to inspire a stirring comeback in the 4-3 win over Doncaster last weekend and could start if boss Brian McDermott changes his formation at London Road.
Winger Jimmy Kebe could return after missing the last two games with a knee injury. He is being monitored and a last-minute decision will be made on Saturday.
Icelandic midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson will again miss out through a hamstring injury so Jay Tabb, Jem Karacan and Brian Howard will continue in the middle.
Striker Simon Church has come off the bench to score in the last two games but will still be out of the side as McDermott sticks with Shane Long.