The England striker was ineligible for the Irons' trip to Liverpool as a condition of his season-long loan deal from the Anfield club.
With Carlton Cole having produced a determined display in a battling goalless draw, Allardyce has some thinking to do.
"Whether I am going to select Andy or keep Carlton Cole in is a little dilemma because I thought Carlton did ever so well last week," Allardyce told a press conference.
"I suppose had Carlton scored, I would have definitely kept him, but he didn't."
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