The midfielder sat out the Seasiders' last three games after receiving a red card in the 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest but returns as the club search for a win that would secure safety.
Striker Gary Taylor-Fletcher has been cleared to play after he was forced off at Brighton at the weekend after clashing heads with Seagulls goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
Paul Ince wants to see his players put last weekend's heavy 6-1 defeat behind them with a win.
He told the club's official website: "We've got to get back to picking up points and if we pick up all three then it's job done and that's how I look at it.
"We're back at home and I want a response and a reaction, not just for me, but for the fans as well."
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