Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler is hoping to have three key players back for the visit of Torquay.
Strikers Adebayo Akinfenwa and Cody McDonald have returned to training after shaking off knocks but it is not known whether Saturday's game could come too soon for the two frontmen.
If both strikers do fail to make the squad, Dennis Oli will be the lone-striker once again.
Danny Spiller has also returned to training and could be among the Gills substitutes while striker Mark McCammon is definitely ruled out by a recurrence of an ankle injury.
Stefan Payne is pushing for a start after impressing in recent reserve team outings while Danny Jackman could return to the squad if he shakes off an ankle knock in time.
Torquay manager Paul Buckle has no fresh injury concerns.
He could welcome back Danny Senda for the trip to Priestfield after he recovered from a thigh strain and resumed training this week.
Midfielder Lloyd Macklin signed a new contract in midweek and could be given a starting place as a reward while striker Martin Gritton may come into the attacking fold after scoring on reserve duty earlier this week.
Joe Oastler will be looking for his first start since joining the Gulls from QPR on loan while Damon Lathrope is unavailable with an ankle injury.
Former captain Nicky Wroe is likely to be left out of the squad again after he rejected a new contract at Plainmoor and placed on the transfer list.
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