The former Swansea midfielder is absent with back spasms as the Trotters bid to win their first home game of the season, at the eighth time of asking.
Their quest to do that has been boosted by midfielder Andre Moritz's return from illness while striker Craig Davies is available for selection after a hamstring strain.
Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan (knee) remains sidelined as do the trio of knee-injury victims Joe Riley, Mark Davies and Stuart Holden, along with full-back Marc Tierney (broken foot).
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