Exeter manager Paul Tisdale will ring the changes for the game against Gillingham at St James' Park.
Tisdale employed on-loan Tottenham Hotspur defender Troy Archibald-Henville as a holding midfielder in a 3-5-2 formation for the 3-1 defeat at his former club Southampton on Boxing Day.
But Archibald-Henville received a straight red card and was sent off in the 41st minute and will be suspended.
Tisdale will also be without suspended striker Barry Corr, who sits out the second match of his four-game ban.
City were boosted by the return of fit-again striker Marcus Stewart, who was recalled to lead the line in tandem with Adam Stansfield, who scored the winner in Exeter's 1-0 home win over Southend last time out at St James'.
Gills will be without the suspended Josh Gowling for the trip to Devon.
Gowling was dismissed for two yellow cards in the fiery home defeat by Brentford on Boxing Day and will now begin a second suspension in a short space of time as he only returned from a two-game ban against the Bees.
Matt Fry missed that game through a suspension of his own, but he is now available and the on-loan defender should come back into Mark Stimson's side.
Simon Joyce is a continued absentee after a recent car crash so the transfer-listed Alan Julian will continue in goal, while Simon King is a long-term absentee.
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