Jack Butland was the only departure from St Andrew's on transfer deadline day, despite a feared fire sale, but the promising goalkeeper was duly loaned back by new employers Stoke until the end of the season.
He took his place between the sticks for the 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest last weekend as Blues recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Manager Lee Clark made one change from the side who beat Burnley seven days previous, new signing Wes Thomas starting in attack.
And with no new concerns he could well opt to go again with the same XI as City look to make it three wins in a row, a feat they have not achieved since last April.
Jonathan Spector is fit again and will strive to make the bench but the likes of Darren Ambrose, David Murphy, Stephen Carr and Will Packwood remain sidelined.