The former Scotland international missed the 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield after serving a one-game ban for his sending-off against Manchester City.
Winger Keith Fahey is also in contention again after recovering from an ankle problem as Alex McLeish's side look to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
But striker Garry O'Connor, midfielder Teemu Tainio, central defender Martin Taylor and left-back David Murphy are still sidelined through injury.
Team (from): Hart, Maik Taylor, Carr, Parnaby, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Queudrue, Espinoza, Vignal, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, Carsley, McFadden, Fahey, McSheffrey, Jerome, Benitez, Phillips.
Middle man: Ferguson can take his place in City's engine room
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