The long-serving centre-back has been sidelined since picking up a calf injury in the Clarets' 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the season.
Yet he is now approaching full fitness and is pushing for a place in Laws' squad for Saturday's showdown with Preston at Turf Moor.
Laws said: "Michael has been very frustrated because he started the season in the team but had to come out after 20 minutes
"He knows the intensity required for being in the team and also trying to get back in there.
"He doesn't want to have any rest. He wants to push hard because he wants to get back in that team."