The forward missed last weekend's win over Middlesbrough through illness but will be back in the squad at the Walkers Stadium after making a full recovery.
Attack-minded Garath McCleary completes a three-match ban for his red card at Doncaster, while defender Joel Lynch remains sidelined with a thigh problem.
Billy Davies' side have lost their last three away matches, at Derby, Coventry and Doncaster, 1-0 but still occupy the second automatic promotion spot behind Championship leaders Newcastle thanks to home victories by the same scoreline against Sheffield United and Middlesbrough.
Forest won the reverse fixture at the City Ground 5-1 at the start of December.
Source: Team Talk