The winger has been an impressive loan addition to Blues' ranks but parent club West Ham do not want to see him cup-tied, although City remain confident of securing an extension to his stay.
The news comes amid a serious injury crisis for manager Lee Clark which has resulted in young strikers Eddy Gnahore, Reece Hales and Marcel Henry-Francis all being called up for the tie.
Marlon King (knee), Peter Lovenkrands (calf) and Akwasi Asante (hamstring) are all missing along with Nikola Zigic, who completes his two-match suspension.
Midfielders Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring), Darren Ambrose (knee) and Hayden Mullins are also absent, with Jonathan Spector a doubt. Defenders Paul Caddis (hamstring), David Murphy and Stephen Carr (both knee) again miss out.
But defender Will Packwood (illness) is fit and Blues are hopeful midfielder Callum Reilly may shrug off a foot problem in time.