The midfielder has missed the last two matches through suspension after accumulating 10 yellow cards this season and should go straight back into the starting line-up.
Wayne Bridge is expected to miss out again with a tight hamstring so Inigo Calderon will deputise at left-back, as he did in Saturday's 4-1 win over Huddersfield.
Calderon's fellow Spaniard Vicente was rested at the weekend and could return to the squad, but striker Will Hoskins is still out with a knee problem.
Skipper Gordon Greer is fit after a hamstring injury but looks set to start on the bench again with Matt Upson and Adam El-Abd performing well at centre-half.
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