The defender has missed the last two games with calf and hamstring problems.
Striker Stevan Jovetic could feature after being an unused substitute at West Brom on Friday, but fellow forwards Edin Dzeko (calf) and Sergio Aguero (knee) are still out.
Sam Vokes will hope for more Premier League action at Manchester City on Sunday after making his long-awaited return to Burnley’s squad against Liverpool.
The striker came on for the last 10 minutes of Boxing Day’s 1-0 defeat following nine months out with a cruciate ligament injury and is almost certain to be on the bench again at the Etihad.
Matt Taylor could be in contention after recovering from Achilles surgery but Michael Duff (calf) and Stephen Ward (ankle) look set to miss out.