The centre-half was rested for the midweek Carling Cup win over Cheltenham as a precaution after suffering a knee injury in pre-season.
But he is set to return against the Saddlers and Tilson will choose his defensive partner from Matt Heath and Jean-Yves M'Voto.
Damien Scannell is out for five weeks with an ankle problem so will not be included while Francis Laurent is also missing as he struggles with an ankle complaint.
United drew their opening fixture against Huddersfield last weekend, squandering a two-goal lead as they settled for a point.
Striker Lee Barnard is in good form, though, scoring three times in the first two games of the season.