McHugh has missed the last three games with a calf injury but could feature due to the expected absence of fellow defender James Meredith.
Meredith is struggling with the virus that forced him out of the action in the goalless draw at Morecambe on New Year's Day and will be assessed on Friday.
Striker Ross Hannah is another player currently feeling unwell, while winger Garry Thompson is definitely out due to minor knee ligament damage, which could keep him sidelined for 10 days.
Nahki Wells is hoping to return to the starting line-up after battling with illness over the Christmas period.
The 15-goal forward appeared at the start of the second half at Morecambe, while Kyel Reid, back from a long-term groin injury, is hoping to return to the starting line-up.
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