Burge has missed the last two games with a virus but the midfielder is now over the bug and will return to contention on Tuesday night.
With skipper Doug Loft serving the second game of a three-match suspension and left-back Dan Jones set to stay on the sidelines with a knee problem, Burge's inclusion will be the only change to the squad.
Vale are without a win in four league outings, losing three, and manager Micky Adams is expecting a response from his players.
He said: "It has got to the point now where we have to kick back into action and I think we'll get a reaction.
"I've no negative thoughts in my mind about trying to nick a point and steady the ship. We'll be bold and try to win the game, like we always do."
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