Meanwhile Dearden has doubts over Marcel Cas and Danny Stone, who are struggling to recover in time.
However, Ian Richardson is back in the squad after suspension and will come straight back into the heart of defence, something Billy Dearden is delighted to see.
"I said after the Colchester match that nobody was taking responsibility at the back," said Dearden.
"And that is where things fell down.
"Richo will not do that. He is a player you can rely on to take responsibility.
"He will attack anything that comes his way, regardless of who stands in his way.
"He very much leads by example and that is what we need."