Brown To Miss Season Opener
City's three other summer signings, Richard Garcia, Bryan Hughes and Dean Windass, are all in line to play.
John Welsh, Ryan France and Sam Collins remain missing through injuries.
Expected line-up (4-3-3): Boaz Myhill; Sam Ricketts, Michael Turner, Damien Delaney, Andy Dawson; Dean Marney, Ian Ashbee, Bryan Hughes; Richard Garcia, Dean Windass, Nick Barmby.
Subs: Matt Duke, Danny Coles, David Livermore, Michael Bridges, Steve McPhee.