Exeter are hoping striker Barry Corr will be fit to return for the clash with Leyton Orient at St James' Park.
Corr was ruled out of Monday's goalless draw at Brentford by a groin injury after failing a late fitness test, however the Irishman is anticipating being fit for the weekend.
City can call upon on-loan Rotherham striker Ryan Taylor, who made his debut as a substitute for veteran forward Marcus Stewart at Griffin Park.
Fellow forward Richard Logan - a substitute at Brentford - is set to be ruled out after hobbling out with a hamstring injury while eight-goal Adam Stansfield, who has missed out in recent weeks, was diagnosed with bowel cancer earlier this week.
City, who are unbeaten in seven games, wait on the fitness of veteran utility player Rob Edwards, ruled out at Brentford by a hamstring injury.
Leyton Orient will be without Sean Thornton and Jonathan Tehoue for Russell Slade's first game in charge.
Midfielder Thornton completes his two-match ban and French striker Tehoue suffered a hamstring injury against Southampton on Monday which could end his season.
Defender Charlie Daniels also limped off at St Mary's with a calf injury but he is hopeful of being fit.
Slade will be boosted by the return of skipper Stephen Purches from a calf injury.
Purches will challenge recent signing Eric Lichaj for the right-back berth, although the Aston Villa loanee could switch to left-back if Daniels is ruled out.
Striker Scott McGleish is also travelling with the squad after missing out at Southampton with a foot injury.
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