The stylish defender played 70 minutes on his return for the reserves in Monday's 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town following eight weeks out with a hamstring problem.
Young striker Lee Barnard also makes his return after a broken hand.
Boss Colin Calderwood said: "It's a younger side, we'll certainly have exuberance and if we compete as we did against Ipswich on Monday and get into it a bit earlier then we'll be okay."
Squad: Burch, Thelwell, Foster, Gardner, Bowditch, Hughes, Blondel, Butterfield, Yeates, Ricketts, Barnard. Subs: Wettner, Black, Barnett, Eyre, Malcolm.
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Anthony Gardner continues his comeback from injury in tonight's FA Premier Reserve League encounter against Watford at Vicarage Road.