Chris Perry (calf) is still missing and joins Stephen Carr, due for a hernia operation today (Friday), Ben Thatcher, Mauricio Taricco, Chris Armstrong (all groin/abdomen), Oyvind Leonhardsen (cracked bone in ankle) and Darren Anderton (Achilles) on the sidelines.
Better news sees midfielder Simon Davies (pictured) in the squad after a virus forced him out of last week's encounter against Leeds United at half-time.
Young striker Dave McEwen is back after an ankle problem while loanee hitman Andy Booth is in a squad for the last time before returning to Sheffield Wednesday.
Squad: Sullivan, Walker, Young, Doherty, Campbell, Thelwell, Gardner, King, Clemence, Sherwood, Freund, Davies, Korsten, Etherington, Ferdinand, Rebrov, Iversen, Booth, McEwen.
Branko Strupar believes he is two matches away from full fitness as Derby edge towards safety after helping the Rams to victory against Aston Villa last weekend.
The 31-year-old Belgium striker is on the mend after two hernia operations that curtailed his progress. Now manager Jim Smith has Strupar, Malcolm Christie and Deon Burton all pushing for a place up front in the side on Saturday.
Strupar said: "It is the first time I have had an injury as serious as this. It has almost driven me crazy at times. Now I am just glad to be playing again but I still need two more games before I am back to full fitness."
Squad: Oakes, Higginbotham, West, Riggott, Johnson, Delap, Burley, Powell, Morris, Murray, Strupar, Boertien, Burton, Martin, Blatsis, Grant.
George Graham is still without seven players for Saturday's trip to Derby County.