Port Vale boss John Askey has mixed injury news as his side look to return to winning ways at home to Mansfield.
But Askey will have be more patient with other members of his squad as he looks to regain some early-season momentum.
Mansfield are without Matt Preston, who will start a suspension after being sent off in the midweek home defeat to Cambridge.
Manager John Dempster admitted Preston's straight red card was a pivotal moment in the defeat but has ordered his team to bounce back.
Having suffered major injury concerns in the opening weeks of the season, the Stags' issues are beginning to ease.