Pulis is backing the former England goal ace to help his side stumble over the finishing line.
Pulis said: "People say this is a vital game, but we could lose the next five and win the last two to get to 40 points.
"Every season, if we get to 40 points - no matter what people say - that is a tremendous achievement by this club. Our main problem has been scoring goals, anyone can see that.
"Michael's trained better this week than he has for a long time. He could still play a part. Could he help with one final hurrah? Yes, he could yet score a couple of goals. We certainly haven't written him off."