Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins could make changes to his side as they look to get back to winning ways against fellow strugglers Coventry.
Martyn Woolford's last-gasp goal earned the Iron a 1-1 draw with high-flying Leicester last weekend but United are still five games without a win in the league and could find themselves in the relegation zone come kick-off time.
Winger Garry Thompson made a positive impact off the bench against Leicester and could be handed a starting berth while Woolford is also set to be involved from the off, with Sam Togwell the most likely to make way.
Loanee George Friend could also come back into Adkins' side replacing Marcus Williams.
Striker Ben May (ankle) and defender Kenny Milne (knee) remain long-term absentees.
Coventry boss Chris Coleman will be without full-backs Stephen Wright and Patrick van Aanholt for the trip to Scunthorpe.
Wright and van Aanholt are suspended, forcing Coleman to name two alternative full-backs.
Martin Cranie and Jordan Clarke look set to battle it out for the right-back spot to replace Wright.
On the left flank, Marcus Hall and Chris Hussey, who has yet to make his full debut for the club, are in contention to claim van Aanholt's berth.
Winger Michael McIndoe has been struggling with flu-type symptoms this week and is a doubt for the Glanford Park clash.
Freddy Eastwood could be asked to deputise for McIndoe while midfielder Sammy Clingan remains a long-term absentee with a broken toe.
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