Wellens has missed the last two matches with a calf injury, but the midfielder is poised to come back into the reckoning at London Road.
"He trained this (Thursday) morning," said Foxes boss Nigel Pearson. "Barring any reaction, he will be in the squad but it is really a case of seeing how players are on Friday now ahead of the game on Saturday."
Andy King and Darius Vassell returned to action following injury as Leicester participated in a fundraising match for cash-strapped neighbours Kettering on Wednesday night.
Midfielder King, who was an unused substitute the previous evening as the Foxes drew 0-0 with Nottingham Forest, has been out since suffering a foot injury in January. Striker Vassell has been sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in October.
Pearson confirmed that King will be included in the squad again but said that Vassell would not feature.