Hull City are hoping to have Daniel Ayala and Jay Simpson back in contention for Saturday's game at Middlesbrough.
On-loan defender Ayala missed Saturday's win over Ipswich Town with a hamstring injury, while striker Simpson sat out the match due to a chest infection.
Paul McShane has also recently been sidelined by a thigh problem and Tigers boss Nigel Pearson expects to have his options boosted for the trip to Boro.
Pearson said: "We'll have to see closer to the weekend. What's important is that the players feel that if they do well, they have a good chance of staying in the team.
"It doesn't always happen like that but, for the most part, the only changes we have made recently have been forced upon us through injury or suspension.
"We hope Daniel Ayala will be available for the weekend but we'll just have to wait and see on him. Jay Simpson is back in training after a chest infection.
"We've had one or two knocks to contend with but hopefully we'll have more players available for the weekend."