Stoke City boss Tony Pulis faces a number of selection headaches ahead of Sunday's clash with crisis club Tottenham.
Winger Liam Lawrence is unlikely to play as he recovers from the ankle injury he sustained when falling over his dog, while defender Andy Davies is also expected to be out.
Defender Abdoulaye Faye is a doubt with an injury sustained on international duty with Senegal, while striker Ricardo Fuller will be a late arrival back from World Cup duty with Jamaica.
"Ric doesn't come back until Friday or Saturday, which is a big concern. Playing two games with the travelling on top of that, we'll have to wait and see," said City's first-team coach Mark O'Connor.
"We're not sure about Abdoulaye yet. That'll be right up to the whistle.
"The Senegalese lads are all a bit down in the dumps at the moment after getting knocked out of the World Cup qualifiers but I think they will be fine for the game," O'Connor told Stoke's official website.