Duane Holmes is closing in on a Derby return but will not be ready to face West Brom on Saturday.
The midfielder is yet to figure this season while he recovers from a thigh injury he picked up on international duty with the United States in the summer.
Jack Marriott could be ready to start after coming off the bench to score in the 2-1 defeat to Bristol City following a thigh injury.
Andre Wisdom (knee), Craig Forsyth (knee) and Jayden Bogle (ankle) all remain out.
Striker Hal Robson-Kanu is missing for West Brom with a back injury.
Defender Ahmed Hegazi is still recovering from ankle surgery and is expected to be sidelined for another month.
Kenneth Zohore is pushing to start after coming off the bench to rescue a point in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Reading.
Grady Diangana and Charlie Austin are now fully fit for Slaven Bilic’s side.