Stoke winger Tom Ince could keep his place for the visit of Blackburn as manager Michael O’Neill looks to find a solution to their attacking issues.
In the absence of Tyrese Campbell, who is expected to be out for the season with a knee injury, the Potters have not scored in their last two matches.
O’Neill continues to be cautious with Jon Obi-Mikel, who returned to training this week after a calf problem, but the midfielder is close to a return.
Defender Tommy Smith, who has missed the last two matches with a groin problem, has to be assessed.
Blackburn striker Ben Brereton is still 10 days away from being fit after a knee injury which has kept him out for four matches.
Defender Derrick Williams has had a recurrence of a thigh injury and is set to be out for a couple of months.
Bradley Dack, who has not played for almost a year because of a serious knee injury, will play for the under-23s on Monday as he eases himself back from a hamstring problem.
Fellow midfielder Jacob Davenport could return after missing the midweek win over Rotherham with illness.