The centre-back has been missing for seven weeks with a hamstring injury, but he’s back in the squad for the Premier league clash at St Mary’s.
Eljero Elia and Shane Long are pushing for recalls, with Graziano Pelle’s place under threat after failing to score in the Premier League since December.
Shola Ameobi could make his first start for Crystal Palace in place of the suspended Glenn Murray.
Jordon Mutch has a thigh problem and had to be replaced in the 3-1 win at West Ham and Fraizer Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh are all out with hamstring injuries.
Mile Jedinak has been handed a four-game ban for elbowing Diafra Sakho. He has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.