The 26-year-old, who has been restricted to just five starts this season returned to the side for the 1-0 defeat to Derby on Saturday and two injuries at the heart of Eddie Howe's defence means he is almost certain to be in the line-up again.
Elliott Ward is ruled out for up to two months with a calf injury while Steve Cook is rated doubtful with a foot and ankle problem.
Arsenal loanee Nico Yennaris arrived on Thursday afternoon and is available for selection for the televised clash.
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