Sheffield United skipper Chris Morgan will return from injury and suspension for the South Yorkshire derby with Barnsley.
Morgan has missed the last four matches, two of which were served after reaching 10 bookings for the season, and he could go straight back in to the starting line-up.
But manager Kevin Blackwell continues to struggle with a squad depleted by injuries. Striker Henri Camara has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a recurrence of his groin injury.
Blackwell is without Ched Evans (collarbone) and Darius Henderson has been struggling with a hamstring strain, so he might be forced into including another striker, Jamie Ward (hamstring), in his squad sooner than he would have liked.
Defender Toni Kallio (calf) and long-term absentees Gary Naysmith, Ryan France and Derek Geary (all knee) are still out.
Barnsley will be without suspended defender Ryan Shotton and several other key performers are doubtful.
Centre-half Shotton, on loan from Stoke, will miss both games over the Easter holiday due to a two-game ban after reaching 10 bookings, while manager Mark Robins was already without injured defenders Bobby Hassell and Rob Kozluk.
Striker Daniel Bogdanovic was forced out of the midweek draw at Plymouth with a hamstring injury and is doubtful and midfielder Filipe Teixeira is not expected to return after missing out on Tuesday with an abdominal strain.
Another midfielder, Iceland international Emil Hallfredsson, is struggling with a shoulder problem and is not 100% fit, leaving Robins with plenty of selection posers for the trip to Bramall Lane.
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