Coutts missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Blackpool with a thigh problem but the midfielder has resumed light training and should return to the squad on Saturday.
Will Hughes replaced Coutts at Bloomfield Road and the teenager suffered no ill-effects following his first start in over two months after a groin injury.
Adam Legzdins will continue in goal despite Frank Fielding's return from suspension, although the latter is expected to come back into the squad.
Gareth Roberts will probably start against the Lions in what will be his final appearance for Derby.
The veteran left-back, 35, is out of contract in the summer and will not be offered a new deal.
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