Port Vale are again without Lewis Haldane and Doug Loft as they look to build on their impressive start to the season when Aldershot come to town.
Haldane hopes to return to full training in around three weeks as he continues his three-month recovery from the insect bite which left him in hospital and led to him losing three stone in weight.
Fellow midfielder Loft also remains on the sidelines nursing the cracked rib and collapsed lung sustained in August`s 1-1 draw at home to Chesterfield.
He resumed light training on Thursday and is looking to return into contention within the next two weeks.
Vale, who have lost just one of their opening five league games, are looking to record a third successive victory after last weekend`s impressive 2-0 win at Bradford.
Glen Little is poised for a return when Aldershot travel to in-form Vale.
The former Burnley and Reading winger missed the 1-1 draw with Northampton on Saturday through illness but is back in training and should regain his starting place at Vale Park.
Wade Small deputised against the Cobblers but is likely to make way as manager Kevin Dillon reverts to his settled first-choice side.
Midfielder John Halls was a late substitute last weekend and is now fully fit after a groin injury. However, he will again be on the bench as Dillon sticks with the duo of Ben Harding and Emmanuel Panther.
Youngster Jack Randall is still out with a fractured ankle but defender Aaron Morris is back from international duty with the Wales Under-21 side.
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