Pawlett has missed the last five games with a thigh strain but is fit enough to return.
Boss Dan Micciche goes into the game with the same squad that prepared for Saturday’s trip to Bradford, which was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Nigel Reo-Coker is hoping to feature after joining recently on a short-term basis, but on-loan Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier remains doubtful.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne is contemplating changes.
Warne saw his side’s 14-match unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday as they went down 1-0 to Rochdale and he could freshen things up.
Ryan Williams, Matty Palmer, Caolan Lavery and Jon Taylor are all players who are putting their hands up for a start.
Darren Potter has returned to training after a lengthy Achilles injury, but is unlikely to be involved in the squad against his former club.
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