Defender James Tomkins has undergone shoulder surgery and hopes to be in contention again before the end of the season.
Striker Andy Carroll (knee) remains sidelined, along with Canada defender Doneil Henry (hamstring).
Stoke defender Marc Wilson is available despite a broken hand.
Wilson complained of a problem after last week’s clash against Chelsea and scans have revealed a crack, but he will be able to play if wearing protection.
Striker Jon Walters has had a knee problem but has been training and is also in contention.