Tom Pope remains sidelined with a knee ligament injury.
The Gills, who have Andy Hessenthaler back in temporary charge following the sacking of Peter Taylor, has captain Doug Loft and midfielder Bradley Dack in the starting lineup after the pair sat out the 3-1 defeat at Bristol City through injury.
Defender Matt Fish is not included in the matchday squad despite returning from a loan stint at League Two Portsmouth.
Port Vale: Neal, Yates, Dickinson, Duffy, Dodds, Williamson, O'Connor, Brown, Marshall, Veseli, N'Guessan
Subs: Johnson, Robertson, Birchall, Lines, Daniel, Lloyd, Campion
Gillingham: Nelson, A Morris, Legge, Egan, Martin, Loft, Hessenthaler, Doughty, Dack, Dickenson, McDonald
Subs: G Morris, Hoyte, Ehmer, Kedwell, McGlashan, Pritchard, Norris