Skipper Ruled Out

Justin Whittle
Justin Whittle
The centre back suffered a hamstring injury in the new year's day match at Bury, and expects to be out for 3-4 weeks. Marc Joseph is expected to move back to central defence, and Carl Regan will return to right-back.

Midfielders Dean Keates, Ryan Williams and Richie Appleby are all nearing fitness but none are expected to feature tomorrow.

However, forward Phil Jevons should be fit to return to the fold after recovering from an ankle injury.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Musselwhite; Regan, Joseph, Anderson, Holt; Green, Ashbee, Melton, Delaney; Jevons, Elliott.
Subs: Deeney, Smith, Dudfield, Alexander, Webb.