On-loan Hart had to sit out last weekend's 5-1 defeat at Manchester City as he was not allowed to face his parent club. He will replace Northern Ireland international Maik Taylor.
Striker Cameron Jerome has had treatment for a back injury this week but is fit to lead the attack.
Spanish midfielder Michel retains his place in the squad after Birmingham were successful in their appeal against his sending-off in last week's reserve team game against Chelsea and he will once again be on the bench.
Birmingham (from): Hart, Carr, Parnaby, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Gardner, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, Michel, Fahey, McFadden, Jerome, Benitez, Phillips, Tainio, Taylor.