Steven Fletcher could make his first start since January as Sheffield Wednesday prepare to host Derby at Hillsborough.
Fletcher made a swifter-than-expected return from a knee injury as a substitute in Saturday’s draw at Birmingham, then came off the bench to fire the winner against Charlton in midweek.
Meanwhile boss Garry Monk has had encouraging news about three more of his injured absentees.
Midfielder Massimo Luongo, winger Adam Reach and defender Moses Odubajo are making good progress with all three returning to training this week.
Derby have no fresh selection concerns ahead of their short trip north.
Midfielder George Evans could return to Phillip Cocu’s squad having been sidelined by a calf injury since mid-December.
Defender Curtis Davies suffered a knock during Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to QPR but is fit to play.
Duane Holmes (leg) and Krystian Bielik (knee) remain sidelined, while fellow Rams midfielder Tom Huddlestone (calf) is not expected to return.