First-team coach Rob Page has overseen the past three matches while Adams has recovered from a hip replacement operation. Page described the home defeat to Rochdale in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy as unacceptable and warned the players that their places in the team were under threat.
Liam Chilvers, Chris Birchall and Anthony Griffith could be recalled after being replaced on Tuesday night while veteran striker Lee Hughes, whose last-minute equaliser rescued a point against Bristol City last Saturday, will also come into contention for a start.
Left-back Dan Jones (groin) returned from a month-long absence against Rochdale so Rob Taylor (calf) is likely to be the only injury absentee.
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