The former Liverpool centre-back - who moved to Pride Park on loan from Leicester City – steps in for the suspended Richard Keogh.
However, the Rams are without six players through injury.
Ipswich Town manager names an unchanged side from the team that beat Brighton 2-0 at the weekend, with Tyrone Mings still recovering from a knee injury.
Steve McLaren was named head coach of Derby but will not take charge of the Rams tonight, with academy manager Darren Wassall temporarily managing team affairs.
Derby County: Smith, Buxton, Whitbread, Forsyth, Davies, Bryson, Hughes, Ward, Sammon, Martin
Ipswich Town: Gerken, Chambers, Berra, Smith, Cresswell, Anderson, Hyam, Skuse, Tunnicliffe, Murphy, McGoldrick