Jermaine Johnson and Francis Jeffers have returned to training but neither are likely to be involved for Sheffield Wednesday as they face Reading.
Johnson has been beset by hamstring troubles but is now back in full training, while fellow injury victim Jeffers has also resumed working with the first team.
Neither are set to face the Royals, though, and the same goes for Tommy Miller (hamstring) who will play for the reserves before making his comeback.
Darren Purse and Lewis Buxton are both ruled out by hamstring injuries as well, while Preston loanee Eddie Nolan will be hoping to start from the off after being on the bench against Ipswich last weekend.
Wednesday currently lie 21st in the Coca-Cola Championship, one point above the relegation zone and one point behind this weekend`s opponents.