Boss Gary Bowyer revealed the central midfielder had trained with the club all week after missing Rovers' most recent four games because of a hamstring problem.
Full-back Todd Kane is still considered at least a week away from his comeback from a thigh problem while ankle-injury victim Corry Evans only had his first full training session this week and would be a surprise inclusion.
Goalkeeper Paul Robinson is expected to keep his place after coming through his first start in over a year unscathed against Manchester City in the FA Cup but midfielder Dickson Etuhu (ankle) remains absent.
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