The 17-year-old was rested for the midweek 1-1 draw at Bolton and is likely to replace Alou Diarra at centre-half, although the Frenchman could still start in his more accustomed midfield role.
Skipper Johnnie Jackson is getting closer to fitness following a leg injury but the clash might come too soon.
Callum Harriott is also on the mend after an ankle problem but fellow winger Franck Moussa is not expected back before the end of the season due to a knee injury.
Leeds have been hit by a spate of late withdrawals on the eve of their trip south.
Mirco Antenucci, Giuseppe Bellusci, Dario del Fabro and Marco Silvestri, Souleymane Doukara and Edgar Cani have all pulled out citing injuries.
Midfielder Rudy Austin could return to the starting line-up following a three-game ban as Lewis Cook is not ready for action.
Cook has missed the last four games due to an ankle injury, while head coach Neil Redfearn must decide whether to recall fellow teenager Kalvin Phillips to his midfield.
Midfielder Granddi Ngoyi made his long-awaited debut following injury in the home midweek defeat to Norwich and is hoping to retain his place in Redfearn’s starting line-up.