"Kolo is not fit, and neither is Martin, while there is a doubt over Wayne and he may well not be involved. Kolo and Martin should hopefully be alright for the weekend, but they are not quite right at the moment.
"They went for scans on Monday and they don't have anything too serious, but Wednesday will be too soon for them."
Whilst players such as Sylvinho, Kompany, Ireland, Johnson, Weiss and Santa Cruz will all be demanding significant playing time - and I would like to see them involved for if nothing else to sharpen the minds of those who have by and large started all season so far, Hughes will stick to his formula of fielding as strong a side as possible:
"I will still field a strong side - there will not be a raft of changes. We want to progress in the competition and it is important we do so.
"We have given the competition the respect it deserves in previous rounds and will do so again. It is a game we want to win, so that will determine our attitude, I would suggest.
"Scunthorpe are a good team and we will give them the respect they deserve. It is a big game for them but it won’t faze them coming to our stadium."