The former Swindon man played an hour in midweek as the Cherries beat Reading 2-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly and manager Eddie Howe now looks likely to involve Ritchie against the Rams.
Goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan also made his return from injury in that match but fellow shot-stopper Ryan Allsop remains sidelined with glandular fever with no date currently being set on his return to training.
Leading scorer Lewis Grabban looks set to start having signed a new contract with the club as the Cherries search for their first win since October 5.
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