Lambert won his first game in charge against Huddersfield on January 20, when defenders Ryan Shawcross and Erik Pieters both made their returns from injury.
Recent signing Konstantinos Stafylidis will hope to make his debut but Glen Johnson and Jese Rodriguez remain out.
Gerard Deulofeu could be handed his Watford debut after completing his loan switch from Barcelona.
Midfielder Tom Cleverley will also be available to manager Javi Gracia after overcoming a hamstring issue, but goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes (back) is expected to miss out.
Younes Kaboul (foot), Miguel Britos (ankle), Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes (both hamstring), Isaac Success, Craig Cathcart, and Nathaniel Chalobah (all knee) remain unavailable.
Uwe Rosler was sacked by Fleetwood following a 3-0 reverse at Doncaster which condemned Town to a seventh straight defeat in all competitions.
Cambridge interim head coach Joe Dunne was pleased with how his side adapted to beat Grimsby 3-1.
Southend manager Chris Powell led the applause for Jason Demetriou after the right-back scored twice in the 3-1 win against Portsmouth at Roots Hall.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was the happier manager after Gregg Wylde's 90th-minute strike earned his side a point in their 1-1 draw with Forest Green.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth described Wycombe's 2-0 win at Cheltenham as a thoroughly professional performance.
Skipper Richard Wood scored the winner just before half time as in-form Rotherham pulled off a 1-0 victory at League One leaders Shrewsbury.