Kitson was replaced at half-time in Saturday's draw at Walsall and replaced by Chris Porter, who is expected to start if the former Reading and Stoke forward fails to make it.
Defender Tony McMahon will sit out the second game of his two-match ban, so Matt Hill is likely to continue at right-back.
Centre-half Neill Collins is hoping to recover from a calf strain in time, while winger Ryan Flynn remains doubtful with the ankle injury that kept him out at the weekend.
Teenage midfielder Callum McFadzean is pushing for his first league start after playing the last 30 minutes at Walsall.
The Blades are six points behind second-placed Bournemouth with three games in hand.