Coutts in Rams frame
Midfielder Paul Coutts is on course to return to the Derby squad for the visit of Charlton.
Coutts was at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday to watch the Rams lose 1-0 against Huddersfield but the 24-year-old summer signing from Preston was not fit enough to be involved following a bout of flu.
USA Under-23 international Conor Doyle replaced Coutts on the right-hand side.
Having recovered sufficiently over the weekend, Coutts was back in training with the first-team squad on Monday morning ahead of the Charlton game.
"We're hopeful Paul will be back in the fold on Tuesday night having had the weekend to regain his strength," manager Nigel Clough told the club's official website. "We missed him at the weekend and as long as he doesn't feel any affects from the cold over the next 24 hours or so, he will be back in the squad. In the early games we've seen what he brings to the team and he's settled in really well, as have the rest of the new lads."
Defenders Jake Buxton, Kieron Freeman and Valentin Gjokaj, midfielder Michael Jacobs and forwards Nathan Tyson and Theo Robinson were all on the bench at Huddersfield are are options for Clough should he wish to make any changes to his starting XI.