Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers (all 19:45 kick-offs)
Cheick Kourouma could be in line for his long-awaited Ipswich debut. The French midfielder had been on trial at Portman Road since the end of last season and was set to agree terms in the summer but a potential deal was held up by possible compensation claims from his former clubs. Town registered all necessary paperwork for the 20-year-old before the transfer deadline last month and he has finally been handed clearance to play. Skipper Carlos Edwards came through last weekend's defeat at Middlesbrough unscathed on his return from a groin injury and will retain his place. The Tractor Boys are without a win in their last four matches in all competitions and currently sit in the relegation zone after a disappointing start to the season.
Wolves boss Stale Solbakken has a fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of the trip. Returning trio Bjorn Sigurdarson, Razak Boukari and Kevin Foley were all included in Sunday's squad for the win over Leicester and are expected to retain their place in the 18. But all three had to settle for a place on the bench following their return from injuries and Solbakken is likely to name the same starting XI that edged past the Foxes.
Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield
Sheffield Wednesday could be boosted by the return of defensive duo Reda Johnson and Anthony Gardner. Both players returned to training this week and could be in contention for a starting place as the Owls bid to avoid a third successive defeat. Striker Gary Madine is pushing for a recall to the starting XI having made way for Jay Bothroyd during last Friday's defeat at Brighton. Madine is likely to partner the on-loan QPR striker with Rodri dropping to the bench. Fellow loanee Ross Barkley is also expected to be handed his full debut in midfield on his first appearance at Hillsborough. Injured duo Lewis Buxton (hamstring) and Chris Lines (groin) are still out.
Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson expects Danny Ward to be fit but Adam Hammill is a doubt. Ward, who scored the only goal of the game in Saturday's win over Derby, was withdrawn in the second half after picking up a knock but has recovered in time to face the Owls. On-loan Wolves midfielder Hammill also limped off in the final minutes of that match and faces a late fitness test. Lee Novak and Sean Scannell replaced the pair respectively and may deputise again if called upon. But Grayson is hoping to name the same starting XI that edged past the Rams to extend their unbeaten run to four matches. The Terriers have moved within a point of the play-off places and could record back-to-back victories for the first time this season at Hillsborough.
Leicester City v Burnley
Leicester are likely to be without midfielder Andy King. The Wales international was substituted after 30 minutes of Sunday's defeat at Wolves with a hamstring injury and is a major doubt. Matty James replaced him in that fixture and could deputise again while Neil Danns and Anthony Knockaert offer further options in that area. The pre-season promotion favourites have won just one of their last five matches in all competitions and manager Nigel Pearson insisted he will turn things around. "I will sort it out," he told the Leicester Mercury. "The things that let us down were a lack of concentration and a lack of acceptance of responsibility when defending. "It is down to hard work and we will get it right. We have played three away games and had three defeats, which is a bit tough on how we have performed on reflection, but we can't give teams two-goal starts."
Burnley have no new injury problems. Manager Eddie Howe confirmed there were a small handful of the customary aches and pains among his squad following Saturday's 5-2 home win over Peterborough, but nothing severe enough to rule anyone out at the King Power Stadium. "I think you always get a few bumps and bruises but I don't think any of them are too worrying, so hopefully we'll come through okay," he said. One decision Howe must make is whether to hand striker Martin Paterson a second start in four days, given the Northern Ireland international's persistent hamstring problems over the past year. Fellow forward Danny Ings (knee) is still around three months away from a return to action.