The Rams have defender Darren Moore available again after suspension, but his return is countered by the absence of Dean Leacock.
Leacock was suffering from a knee injury ahead of the game against Stoke City on Wednesday and lasted only quarter of an hour before being replaced.
Moore could step in at centre-half, as could Marc Edworthy - who moved across admirably from his normal right-back position.
On-loan full-back Danny Simpson is a doubt after suffering a thigh injury in Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Birmingham City.
Boss Roy Keane rates Simpson's chances as "50-50" but has options to replace the Manchester United man if he has to, with Stanislav Varga or Kenny Cunningham the likely candidates.
Midfielder Dean Whitehead is suspended, while defender Stephen Wright remains on the sidelines having been out since August with an ankle injury.
Yorkshireman Martin Atkinson is a regular on the Premiership circuit this season.
Atkinson has issued 83 yellow cards and dismissed four players in his 29 2006/07 outings.
He was last in charge of the Rams on January 2 last year, for a 2-1 defeat at Millwall.
Oh yey another Premiership referee
Whitehead is a big loss for them, he's been in good form recently.