Birmingham will be without midfielder Jon Toral for the visit of Stoke.
The former Arsenal youngster could miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury he suffered at Brentford on Tuesday.
Boss Lee Bowyer has no other fresh injury concerns although Scott Hogan is managing a back problem.
Ivan Sanchez has been battling a hernia issue but he could be included in the squad on Saturday.
Joe Allen is out for Stoke after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty with Wales.
Sam Clucas is pushing for more game time after returning from a double hernia operation while James McClean (foot) is also available after injury.
Nathan Collins, Tyrese Campbell, Jack Clarke and Tashan Oakley-Boothe are missing.
Sam Vokes is pushing to start for Michael O’Neill’s side but Morgan Fox and Alfie Doughty are expected to be sidelined.