The manager could yet make changes from Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Accrington, given he described his team’s performance as “ordinary” and they required a 90th-minute equaliser from Jonathan Smith to avoid defeat.
Strikers Paul Benson, who recently recovered from a head injury, and summer signing Jack Marriott are pushing for starts after coming off the bench against Stanley.
Two further new arrivals, right-back Stephen O’Donnell and central defender Magnus Okuonghae, could also make their debuts, though wholesale changes are unlikely.
Callum Robinson could make his first start for Bristol City when they travel to Kenilworth Road.
Robinson, whose season-long loan move to Ashton Gate was only confirmed last Friday, featured for a debut off the substitutes’ bench when City lost 2-0 against Sheffield Wednesday in their Championship opener two days ago.
Manager Steve Cottterill could retain most of the team involved at Hillsborough as City look to bounce back immediately from that loss.
“It will be a big game. Every game is a big game in my eyes,” Robinson told www.bcfc.co.uk. “We will go with the same philosophy, and hopefully we can knock a few past them.”