The striker's calf problem keeps him out while long-term victims Jamie Redknapp, Christian Ziege (both knee) and Simon Davies (hip) are all on the comeback trail.
Acting boss David reported this afternoon: "Bobby won't be considered, he's under treatment and the long-standing injuries are all working well but not ready to come back yet.
"There are not that many changes. It's very similar to the group that travelled to our last away game at Blackburn."
Bobby Zamora remains sidelined for the trip to Newcastle United - otherwise, there is little change on the squad front.