West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is hopeful that Steven Reid could be back in action this weekend.
Reid suffered a hamstring injury against Everton earlier this month, but he could hand Clarke a boost by returning this weekend.
Winger Jerome Thomas is again ruled out with the hip problem which has caused him to miss the first four league and cup games of the campaign.
"We are hopeful over Steven but Jerome won't be fit again this weekend," said Clarke.
"He's been in and out, picked up lots of little niggles and it's unfortunate for him. He's been working hard to get back as quickly as possible."