Tony Mowbray says Tuesday night's game at Hull City will come too soon for defender Tosin Adarabioyo, but expects the loanee to be fit for the weekend.
The 21-year-old missed the win over Middlesbrough at the weekend through a slight injury, but Mowbray says things aren't as bad as first feared for the Manchester City trainee.
And the boss has offered further updates on the fitness of Dominic Samuel, and Harry Chapman, who Mowbray has confirmed will play this evening against Leicester City for the Under-23s.
“Tosin hasn’t trained today, but he’s pretty close to a return and has been out on the grass this afternoon," he revealed ahead of tomorrow's night's Championship clash against Hull City.
“We’ll see if he trains over the next couple of days and he should be okay for the weekend, but I can’t see him playing a part on Tuesday night.
“[Dan] Butterworth has a small problem with his back and we have to manage that. He’s not hobbling around and is okay and it’s a growth injury I think. I’ve worked with a number of young players in my career and they’ve had those issues.
“The growth and the demands of the work puts a bit of stress on the bones, but Danny will be back soon enough.
“Dominic would have played for the Under-23s this evening, but he’s had a slight allergic reaction. He’s seen the doctor and the recommendation is that he doesn’t play tonight."
“There’s no concern with his injury, and hopefully Friday he’ll be back and able to play against Wolves for the Under-23s."
Mowbray has added that there will be a couple of senior faces at the King Power Stadium this evening, with the boss believing game time will be more beneficial that simply sitting at home on a Monday night.
“Harry Chapman will play tonight against Leicester for the Under-23s because he’s probably not going to make the squad tomorrow night at Hull," he said.
“[Joe] Grayson, [Matty] Platt, [Sam] Hart, they’ll all play tonight and get minutes under their belts to keep them ticking over.”