He should be fit to take on high flying Crewe in midweek, if not then he will definitly be back to face local rivals Mansfield Town next weekend.
Meanwhile, Paul Bolland remains "touch and go" according to Billy Dearden. Bolland fractured a bone in his foot against Mansfield in November and has been missing since, and had a minor setback on the road to recovery two weeks ago but is now back on track.
Tony Hackworth, Stuart Garden and Danny Stone will all also miss out. Hackworth broke down in training in the week after suffering problems again with his ankle.
Ian Richardson and backup keeper Saul Deeney will need late fitness tests on minor injuries.