Matt Nichols will make his season debut against the BC Lions Saturday as the starter, the team confirmed Thursday.

Nichols had missed the last four weeks after suffering a knee injury in a pre-season practice.

The team took Nichols off the six-game injured list earlier this week and Nichols split first team reps at Wednesday practice with Chris Streveler.

Streveler, a CFL rookie, has been filling in for Nichols while he recovers, and has led the Bombers to a 1-2 record, throwing for 570 yards and six touchdowns to two interceptions.

Nichols, when healthy, has been the team's starter the past two and a half seasons.