We are likely to see the likes of Mauro Zarate, Stewart Downing, Adrian, Joey O’Brien, Diego Poyet, Dan Potts, Danny Whitehead and Matthias Fanimo getting starts.
Cheikhou Kouyate and James Tomkins, who suffered ankle and groin problems in the midweek defeat, will also miss the game according to www.whufc.com.
Allardyce told the official site “Cheikh has gone for a scan to make sure there is no more damage than we’ve initially assessed medically, while James has got a groin strain towards the end of the game.
“I’ll sit down with the medical team and assess the knocks and bruises suffered in the match on Wednesday and we’ll prepare for training on Friday from there.”
The manager said the midweek game lifted the squad’s match-fitness “to another level in pre-season.”
He explained: “We travelled down to Wellington on Thursday and we’ll do a little bit of training on Friday and then we’re into another highly-competitive game on Saturday which concludes our very nice, well-accommodated trip to New Zealand.”