Burnley have no fresh injuries as they prepare for Sunday’s crunch derby against Blackburn in the Barclays Premier League.
Defenders Clarke Carlisle and Danny Fox are also back in contention after missing last week’s defeat at Wigan through injury.
Steven Caldwell (groin) and Chris McCann (knee) are both still unavailable as the relegation-threatened Clarets seek only their second win under new manager Brian Laws.
Burnley, three points below the safety line, have not beaten their East Lancashire rivals since 1979.
Provisional squad: Jensen, Mears, Jordan, Duff, Cort, Alexander, Elliott, McDonald, Nugent, Fletcher, Blake, Paterson, Eagles, Thompson, Bikey, Cork, Edgar, Carlisle, Fox, Weaver.