The manager also gave an update on Matt Ritchie, Joshua King and Tommy Elphick.
"There are a couple of concerns," Howe said.
"We're not sure on Matt Ritchie and Joshua King, so we'll make a late decision on the pair.
"Benik Afobe has a knock due to the tackle from the goalkeeper on Saturday so we'll see how he is - but I think he'll be fine.
"Tommy Elphick is in a really good place mentally after his long-term injury, he's kicking on with his rehab and making sure he's in contention. He's trained and is heading in the right direction."
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