The Reds midfielder has missed the last six matches with a hamstring injury but returned to training this week.
Defender Mamadou Sakho is edging closer to a return after four matches out with a hip problem.
Doneil Henry’s whistlestop start to life as a Blackburn player could well continue with a place in the starting line-up for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool.
The Canadian was signed on loan from West Ham on Wednesday, travelled to Sheffield to meet up with his new team-mates and produced a terrific display a few hours later against Wednesday.
Rovers are short in defence with Shane Duffy, Jason Lowe and Alex Baptiste all certain to miss the game while Grant Hanley (leg) is a major doubt. Striker Josh King, who scored a hat-trick in the fifth-round win over Stoke, is also very unlikely to have recovered from a hamstring injury.