The former Barnsley winger has missed the last five games with a calf injury but returned to training this week and is in contention to face Roy Keane’s side at Portman Road.
The Robins beat promotion-hopefuls West Brom last Sunday and boss Gary Johnson had hoped to name a similar side this weekend.
However, Johnson has since revealed a few of his players are struggling with illness, although he refused to reveal their identity.
Patrick Agyemang has been troubled by a slight knock and the striker is a doubt, while Evander Sno is expected to return to parent club Ajax for treatment on a back injury.
Defender Jamie McAllister is a long-term absentee with a calf problem.