Ben Turner will make his first Burton Albion appearance of the season at Cardiff City - and he is not the only definite starter for Nigel Clough's side.
The former Bluebirds defender has been serving a five-match ban after being found guilty of an 'aggravated breach' of FA regulations by using language that "included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality" towards Brentford's Nico Yennaris last December.
It is a charge Turner strongly denied, with Nigel Clough saying at the time that the club were "incredibly disappointed" with the hearing's outcome.
Turner is eligible to play again now, having served that suspension, and will be given his first competitive outing of the campaign against his former side.
New signing Sean Scannell is also set to start to make his Burton debut, while Middlesbrough loanee Connor Ripley and defender Tom Flanagan are among several other players in line to feature from kick-off as Clough looks to rotate his squad following Friday's 2-1 victory over Birmingham City and Saturday's home league clash with Sheffield Wednesday,.
"It's a strange one, isn't it - he's been out for the five matches and his comeback game is away at Cardiff," said Clough of Turner's return.
"These little things happen in football , so he'll be looking forward to going back down there and playing.
"But I think he's ready to play against anybody, whether it's one of his former teams or not.
"We still think the punishment was very unjust, that'll never change - but he's back now.
"We've missed him for the five games, he'll get back on the pitch and he'll definitely start at Cardiff.
"There's a few definite starters. Certainly Joe Sbarra will start, Connor Ripley, Sean Scannell, Turner, I think Luke Varney will start.
"Then we'll work round it from there.
"There's only a couple missing. Obviously Matty Lund won't feature, Stephen Bywater won't come down with us, Harry Campbell will be on the pitch.
"Just about everybody else will be involved."
Lund's absence is due to the ankle injury he sustained in Friday's win over Birmingham City.
The Northern Ireland international was carried from the pitch on a stretcher late on in the game, with Clough fearing the worst in the immediate aftermath, less than a month after seeing Lund's fellow new signing Liam Boyce ruled out for the majority of the campaign with an ACL injury.
But the Albion manager suggests things look more positive for Lund - and Clough thinks he may even be available in time for Burton's next league game on Saturday.
"He's had a scan this morning," said Clough on Monday.
"Hopefully the damage isn't as serious as we first though.
"He's had problems with that ankle before in previous seasons, so I think he was extremely worried - he heard a bit of a crack when he did it.
"But it looks as though it's a severe twist, and sometimes these can take a couple of weeks, or sometimes they can come back pretty quickly, the feeling in them.
"There's not too much swelling, so that's a good sign. I'd think he's got an outside chance for Saturday."
Stephen Warnock and John Mousinho are also getting closer to returns from their respective injuries.
"I'd say Stephen Warnock has a better chance than Mous at this stage (of being back before the upcoming international break," added Clough.
"With it being a hamstring for Mous, I think it'll probably be after the break."