Notts County have no fresh injury concerns as they look to bounce back from successive league defeats when Crewe visit Meadow Lane.
Captain Michael O'Connor is still struggling with a groin problem while fellow midfielder Alan Smith continues to nurse a hip injury.
Curtis Thompson is another midfielder who is working hard on his comeback but his ankle problem, which he suffered towards the end of last season, also keeps him on the sidelines.
Magpies manager John Sheridan has the likes of Vadaine Oliver, a goalscorer from the bench against Morecambe in midweek, Rob Milsom, Adam Campbell, Thierry Audel and Stanley Aborah to call on should he wish to make changes to his starting line-up.
James Jones returns to the Crewe squad after international duty with the Scotland Under-21 team.
However, Alex boss Steve Davis has hinted he may have his work cut out regaining his place in the side from Billy Bingham, who impressed in his first start since August against Luton last weekend.
Defender Ben Nugent was back on the bench at Kenilworth Road after an injury absence but striker Callum Saunders' knock continues to be monitored.
Crewe have been boosted by the return to training of forward Alex Kiwomya. The 20-year-old, on loan from Chelsea, dislocated his shoulder at Grimsby last month but is progressing well in his rehabilitation and could be in contention on Saturday.