The England number one has lost his place to Adrian in recent weeks after a shaky period between the sticks upon arriving on loan from Manchester City.
"Joe Hart will definitely start tomorrow night. He's been very good around the place and he's ready to play," he told reporters. "We've got the same sort of squad but with a couple of injuries and a couple of young players around.
"Andy Carroll could return. He's had a bad back but he trained today and we will make a call on him tomorrow. Ideally we would have changed one or two players, but we're a bit short and our priority is the Premier League, but nothing would give me more pleasure than reaching a cup final."