The club, currently at the foot of the table, are defending the former Notts County man against a Football Association misconduct charge for alleged biting.
Meanwhile, Anthony O'Connor makes the bench after recovering from a shoulder injury.
The Cod Army, managed by Graham Alexander, have gone four league games without scoring.
Torquay United: Rice, Tonge, Nicholson, Downes, Pearce, Lathrope, Mansell, Hawley, Labadie, Showunmi, Benyon
Subs: Poke, Harding, Cameron, Chapell, Stockley, Stevens, O'Connor
Fleetwood Town: Maxwell, Taylor, McLaughlin, Pond, Roberts, Sarcevic, Goodall, Matt, Schumacher, Evans, Murdoch
Subs: Davies, Blair, Parkin, Mandron, M.Hughes, Morris, Jordan