Cardiff are set to hand Stuart O'Keefe a debut when they host high-flying Derby.
The midfielder arrived from Crystal Palace earlier this week for an undisclosed fee and is likely to feature for a side that have lost their last three games in all competitions.
Lee Peltier could also make his debut after signing from Huddersfield last weekend.
Centre-back Ben Turner limped out of Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Reading and will likely miss the rest of the season.
The likes of Tom Adeyemi, Joe Ralls and Federico Macheda could all come into Russell Slade's thinking as he looks to turn around his team's fortunes.
Derby head coach Steve McClaren will pick from an unchanged group of players
Darren Bent has given McClaren a selection poser after his two goals in the victory against Blackburn in midweek.Defender Cyrus Christie and midfielder Craig Bryson, fit again after a minor hip problem, will also hope to force their way back into the starting line-up in south Wales.
Johnny Russell (hamstring) is out for around five weeks and McClaren is scouring the loan market for replacement wide players ahead of Monday's transfer deadline
- The earlier meeting this season ended as a 2-2 draw at the iPro Stadium in September.
- Cardiff are unbeaten in the last seven meetings, winning four. Derby's last win was 2-0 at the iPro Stadium in May 2010.
- Cardiff are unbeaten in the last seven meetings at home, winning four. Derby's last win there was 2-0 in September 2004.
- Cardiff have lost their last three games in all competitions. Their last win was 1-0 against Fulham at home in the Championship on 10 January.
- That win against Fulham is Cardiff's only win in their last four home games in the Championship.
- Derby have won six of their last seven games in all competitions, losing the other. Their only defeat since mid-December was 2-1 against Nottingham Forest at home in the Championship on 17 January.
- Derby have won their last two away games - 4-0 at Birmingham on Boxing Day and 1-0 at Ipswich on 10 January.