The Scottish midfielder has missed the whole of November with a thigh problem, but is hoping to earn a recall, and could be fit enough for a place on the bench.
Alan McCormack's return from suspension gives Di Canio options in the heart of his defence, with Aden Flint hoping to keep hold of his starting place.
Di Canio has no new concerns as his once injury-depleted squad returns to full fitness.
Long-term absentee Fedo Bessone is back in light training following a calf problem, but Alan Navarro remains absent.
Jay McEveley is sidelined with a knee problem, meaning Joe Devera will continue his run in the side.