Tom Huddlestone is a fresh injury doubt ahead of Wednesday's trip to Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.
The midfielder has struggled with a knee problem this week and is unlikely to be fit for the crucial clash at Anfield.
Ledley King has returned to training having sat out Saturday's visit of Hull City, but the defender faces a late fitness test ahead of Liverpool.
However, Jamie O'Hara, back from his loan spell at Portsmouth, is available for selection against Rafa Benitez's side.
Alan Hutton, Aaron Lennon (both groin), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (hip), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (wrist/pelvis) remain sidelined.