Burnley boss Sean Dyche is likely to be forced to make a change to his starting line-up for the first time in four matches in the Capital One Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.
The in-form Clarets have lined up with the same XI for each of their three previous contests and have taken seven points in that time to propel themselves into second in the Sky Bet Championship table.
However, midfielder David Jones was withdrawn in the second half of the 2-1 win over Leeds at the weekend after suffering a cut to his ankle in a challenge with Dominic Poleon.
Dyche told the media on Monday that Jones was therefore unlikely to feature, meaning he would join winger Ross Wallace (knee) on the sidelines.
Billy Davies is expected to follow the trend of previous rounds in making major changes to his Nottingham Forest side.
The former Derby boss played an entirely different XI to that which started the previous league game in the second round win over Millwall in August and is likely to do the same this time round.
That could mean starts for the likes of Danny Collins, Guy Moussi, Simon Cox and Matt Derbyshire who have so far been on the periphery of the squad during the league campaign.
Defender Kevin Wilson sat out the weekend draw at Doncaster after suffering an injury in Forest's previous match and the summer signing from Celtic is unlikely to risked should he recover in time.