Full-back Alex Baptiste will be back in Blackburn's squad against Middlesbrough.
Loanee Baptiste was unable to play against his parent club Bolton on Boxing Day under the terms of his transfer.
Midfielder Corry Evans will serve a two-game suspension after accruing his 10th yellow card of the season, while Jason Lowe's foot injury will once again be assessed.
Rovers' options in the middle of the park were at least increased when Tom Cairney (ankle) returned against Wanderers.
Rhys Williams is unlikely...