The midfielder sat out last weekend’s win at Middlesbrough due to a recurrence of a knee injury.
Winger Floyd Ayite is set to miss out again with a hamstring problem.
Tomas Kalas and Rui Fonte are pushing for recalls after dropping to the bench at Boro.
Burton were dealt an injury blow this week with the news that Will Miller will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
The forward suffered a detached kneecap in the defeat to QPR last weekend but, unlike long-term absentee Liam Boyce, he did not sustain any ligament damage.
Boyce is close to joining in with training following his knee injury and there is still a chance the club-record signing might be able to make his debut for Burton before the end of the season.
Manuel Pellegrini has complete faith West Ham's record signing Issa Diop has the attributes to make a big impact in the Premier League.
David Silva's vow to continue playing international football beyond the World Cup has the full support of Man City boss Pep Guardiola.