Lee Johnson's Sunderland will once again have to field a makeshift backline against Swindon Town.
The Black Cats will be without Grant Leadbitter after dislocating his shoulder against Crewe, and Johnson does not expect any of Sunderland's injured players to return this evening.
Denver Hume and Arbenit Xhemajli are both still missing with long-term injuries, while Tom Flanagan has suffered a slight setback in his recovery from the calf injury.
New signing, Ross Stewart - who joined the Sunderland in January - is still not ready to make his debut as he continues to work his way back to fitness following a hamstring problem.
Bailey Wright is still sidelined with a calf injury, but he could be ready to return next week - possibly in time to play at Wembley in the EFL Trophy final a week on Sunday.
Tonight's opponents Swindon Town have an injury crisis of their own and have signed goalkeeper Connal Trueman on an emergency loan deal from Birmingham City.
The 24-year-old - who has already faced Sunderland on Wearside this season, having previously spent a spell on loan at AFC Wimbledon who drew 1-1 with the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light in December - is expected to make his debut tonight.
Jordan Lyden returns for the Robins after missing the last few weeks with an injury.
Tyler Smith and Joel Grant have not travelled with the team but could be back for their game on Saturday against Accrington.