The manager will be without the likes of Paul Robinson (back/lung), Dickson Etuhu (knee), Lee Williamson (back) and DJ Campbell (ankle), whilst Matt Kilgallon and Corry Evans are also sidelined with slight groin problems.
New boys Tom Cairney and Tommy Spurr come straight into contention, whilst fellow summer signings Todd Kane, Alan Judge, Chris Taylor and Alex Marrow will all be pushing for starting spots.
"We've got one or two out, otherwise we're not looking too bad on the injury front," said the manager.
"Matt Kilgallon has got a slight groin injury, as has Corry Evans, so they won't be available for Sunday.
"Adam Henley is recovering well from his hamstring injury, but he has only taken part in his first XI vs. XI game this morning.
"The rest of the lads have worked really hard throughout pre-season, getting their fitness levels up to where we want them to be and they're raring to go."