Stuart Gray could name an unchanged starting line-up against Reading but winger Royston Drenthe will play no part against his parent club. Defender Lewis Buxton is pushing for his first appearance of the season.
Stephen Kelly, Danny Guthrie and Hal Robson-Kanu are edging closer to fitness for Reading. However, with the Royals on a three-match winning run in the league, manager Nigel Adkins does not have to take any risks.
Last season: Reading 0 Sheff Wed 2, Sheff Wed 5 Reading 2
Last five league matches: Sheff Wed D W L D W; Reading L L W W W
Top scorers (all competitions): Atdhe Nuhiu & Stevie May (Sheff Wed) 4; Simon Cox (Reading) 4
Match odds: H 21-20 A 13-5 D 12-5