The defender missed last Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to QPR but Youssouf Mulumbu was sent off in the game and starts a three-game ban.
Ben Foster is a long-term absentee with a knee injury while Callum McManaman is not yet fit despite closing in on a comeback after a foot problem.
Matt Upson and Dean Hammond are available for Leicester.
Defender Upson missed the 2-1 win over West Ham last week with an Achilles problem while midfielder Hammond has been sidelined since January with a calf issue but both are back in training.
Boss Nigel Pearson has no further injury worries as his rock bottom side continue to fight for Barclays Premier League survival.