Emergency goalkeeper Joe Hilton could make his Sky Bet League One debut for Fleetwood at home to Portsmouth if Joel Coleman is not ready to return.
Hilton was signed on a short-term loan on Tuesday and went straight into the team for the Papa John’s Trophy defeat to Hull as Alex Cairns had to isolate due to Covid-19 protocols.
Coleman, who has made just two appearances this season – the last in September – and has also yet to make his league debut for the club, is close to a return to full fitness after a hamstring problem.
The midweek game was the club’s first since Boxing Day because of Covid and was a useful exercise in getting minutes into some players’ legs and although Wes Burns was taken off with a tight calf he is expected to be fit.
Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis is unavailable after testing positive for Covid-19.
However, Jack Whatmough, who had coronavirus over the festive period, is set to return and replace the on-loan Dane Rasmus Nicolaisen in central defence.
Goalkeeper Alex Bass (calf) and defender Paul Downing (hamstring) will also miss the game.
Back-up keeper Duncan Turnbull is set to keep his place on the bench despite conceding four goals before being substituted on his debut in Tuesday night’s 5-1 Papa John’s Trophy defeat at Peterborough.