Kirkland has missed the Owls' last three matches with a calf injury but could return to contention for Tuesday's clash.
Defender Joe Mattock is back in training following a spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury and could play some part.
Young forward Caolan Lavery is likely to keep his place in the starting line-up after scoring twice against Birmingham last time out, while Benik Afobe, Jermaine Johnson, Giles Coke and Liam Palmer are among those pushing for recalls.
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