Daniel Farke is looking forward to having a fully fit Grant Hanley available for the busy festive period.
The Scot returned from a three-month lay-off in City's 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Saturday and Farke is pleased to have his club captain back fit and firing.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Farke said: "He was brilliant on Saturday. I was really pleased with him. It’s not easy for him to played lots of games. It’s important we manage his workload in training.
"Fingers crossed Grant can stay fit. He's not had great luck with injuries. He's a great character and never searched for any excuses."
It was a positive injury bulletin by the City head coach who confirmed that he has no new injury concerns.
Original absentees Timm Klose (knee), Ben Godfrey (knee) and Josip Drmic (hamstring) remained sidelined.