Teddy Sheringham, Christian Dailly, and Andy Melville - who made a 45-minute comeback in the reserves this week - remain on the injured list.
There had been hopes that Malky would be available for selection on Saturday, but Peter Grant says:
"Malky is still a little bit away and he will not be involved this week.
"Nigel was set up to train earlier in the week ahead of Cardiff, but he complained about his knee and thought he wasn't going to be able to play so.
"That meant we had to re-jig a little - but no excuses there.
"We hope he will be fit but he has not trained since Monday.
"We will give him as much chance as we can, and hopefully he will be available.
"But no matter what team we put out there, they have to have a go and get the result we so desperately want to retain the home form."