THE Kamal Swamy-coached Nadi team will miss the services of veteran defender Viliame Toma for the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League match against Nadroga at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Sunday.
Toma is on automatic suspension after picking up two consecutive yellow cards.
The Jacks Nadi side will also be without Fiji Under-20 reps Rusiate Matirerega and Napolioni Qasevakatini who are in camp in Ba preparing for the Oceania playoffs.
A win to Nadi in the fixture will see the Jetsetters displace Ba from the top spot on the NFL points table.
Ba has completed the first round of the NFL and has 21 points from nine games while Nadi has 19 points from seven matches.
Three Nadi Under-21 players are expected to make their debut for the senior team against the Stallions.
They include Rahul Krishna, Jolame Vukivuki and Sairusi Niulevu.
Nadi team manager Kamlesh Sami said they had no injury concerns.
He said three 19-year-olds who were part of the Nadi U21 squad had been drafted in the senior team.
"We will be giving a break to three young players in the super premier level," Sami said.
"It will be a chance to see how these boys feature at the top level. We have to give them exposure."
Nadi defeated Nadroga on both occasions in the NFL last year. Nadi beat Nadroga 5-1 and 1-0.
Sami said they expected a tough battle from their neighbours. "Nadroga will be aiming to upset us in order to be in the top eight and qualify for the Fiji FACT," Sami said.
"We want to win to maintain our unbeaten run and also be the frontrunners for the NFL title."
The Nadi versus Nadroga fixture will kick off at 3pm. Prior to the match, Lautoka will host Tavua at 1pm.