Taylor is to undergo a scan to determine the extent of the groin injury he suffered half an hour into Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Watford, and Lowry starts a three-match ban for accumulating 15 bookings this season.
Midfielders Sean St Ledger and Liam Trotter failed late fitness checks in midweek and will be assessed again.
St Ledger suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final defeat by Wigan and Trotter aggravated the knee problem which had sidelined him for the previous couple of games.
Skipper Paul Robinson (pelvis) is due to start running over the next couple of weeks but is not expected to play again this term.
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