Team news for Palace clash
Johan Boskamp may rest influential winger Luke Chadwick for Monday night's televised clash against Crystal Palace at the Britannia.
He told the official site: 'Lukey has lost a little energy, his muscles are very tight and maybe we lose him for a week or ten days. But you never know with Lukey, one day he is dead and the next he is okay again!'
Martin Paterson, performing well in the reserves, is certain to be given a chance to feature in the squad for Monday's game, but we will have to wait to see if he figures on anything other than the subs' bench.
Mamady Sidibe and Hannes Sigurdsson are also likely to be included, as is Peter Kopteff who reportedly played a blinder in the reserve game against Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.