The 22-year-old defender joined from Wigan on loan until the end of the season and goes straight into contention.
But the Blues are without Brad Potts, who suffered a badly-bruised shin in a Cumberland Cup match in midweek.
The 18-year-old has been a regular fixture for the Cumbrians this season but faces a spell on the sidelines following a clash with Carlisle City's Sean Bannon.
Abbott has no other injury or suspension worries but could shuffle his pack after last weekend's draw at Portsmouth as they look to extend their five-match unbeaten run at Brunton Park.
Defender Sean O'Hanlon is in line to face his former club for the first time while midfielder David Symington is pushing for inclusion.