Full-back Alan Hutton could make his first domestic appearance of the season for Bolton's derby clash with Blackburn.
The Scotland international has not appeared in an English league game since his spell with Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day 2012, but Hutton agreed a one-month loan switch from Aston Villa to the Reebok Stadium on Friday afternoon and is considered match-fit.
Striker Jermaine Beckford is expected to return to contention from a hamstring problem although central defender Matt Mills (knee) and midfielder Darren Pratley (shoulder) could both miss out.
Midfielder Stuart Holden, who has played just five times for Wanderers since March 2011 because of a succession of knee injuries, will play for the club's Under-21s against Everton on Monday.
Tom Cairney is a major injury doubt for Blackburn's Sky Bet Championship clash with Bolton.
The midfielder, who moved to Ewood Park on a permanent deal in January, is struggling with an ankle injury picked up in the win over Reading and although the problem is not considered serious, he faces a race against time to be fit.
Josh King (hamstring) will return to full training at the start of next week ahead of the East Lancashire derby with Burnley next Sunday while midfielder Dickson Etuhu (ankle) is also nearing a comeback.
Midfielder Corry Evans, an unused substitute at Reading, could appear for the first time since October following an ankle problem, but Ben Marshall (ankle) is out for the long-term.