The midfielder has a minor thigh problem which kept him out of last weekend's 3-1 win at Burnley.
Josh Wright is therefore set to keep his place in the centre following his wonder strike at Turf Moor.
Defender Jack Smith also missed out against the Clarets but he has resumed training this week and should return to the squad.
Smith came off worse in a clash of heads with fellow full-back Alan Dunne in training late last week and needed stitches in his mouth and on his chin.
Tottenham loanee Ryan Mason has shaken off a knock but winger Hamer Bouazza could be rested after a long trip to Gambia with the Algeria squad.