Jonathan Woodgate confirmed that George Friend and Ryan Shotton are back in the fold ahead of tomorrow’s match against Luton Town (3pm), while the return of other players is on the horizon.
The pair both featured in a friendly draw with Celtic's U23s earlier in the week, and Woodgate believes they are ready for competitive action.
“George [Friend] is back, Ryan Shotton is back, and Dael Fry is OK which is good,” Woodgate said.
“They’ve played 60 minutes, 90 minutes and ticked every box - and they have a lot of experience.
“Dani Ayala has three or four weeks yet, but Dijksteel will hopefully be back next week, hopefully we can organise a couple of friendlies and get him involved.
“If you look at the statistics, we’ve made the least amount of substitutions in the league and that is probably due to a lack of options at times.
“It just shows that in the Championship you need a big squad to cope.
“Now it’s good, I’ve got options and hopefully they’re ready.
“It’s a good problem to have, and as long as you’re honest with the players they will understand - now I can try to use my squad and substitutions to win games.”