The midfielder has missed the majority of the season due to a calf problem but got another hour under his belt for the club’s Under-21s in midweek to build up his fitness.
The Lions still have a lengthy injury list, however, with Shaun Cummings (thigh), Stefan Maierhofer (quad) and Lee Martin (foot) set to miss out again.
Carlos Edwards (cruciate) and Paris Cowan-Hall (leg) remain long-term absentees for Ian Holloway’s side, who are six points adrift of safety following Tuesday night’s 3-0 defeat by Middlesbrough.
Norwich will be without striker Lewis Grabban and midfielder Alex Tettey.
Grabban missed the surprise 1-0 home defeat by struggling Wigan on Wednesday after undergoing surgery on his ankle this week, with boss Alex Neil hopeful he will be back before the end of the season.
Tettey serves the second game of a two-match ban having picked up his 10th booking of the season in the derby win over Ipswich last Sunday.
Wes Hoolahan will be looking for a return to the starting line-up while Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, who has not featured for the first team since October, could be in the squad.
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