Pope, along with defender Richard Duffy and midfielder Ryan Burge, all missed the Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Bradford on Tuesday night through suspension after receiving their fifth yellow cards of the campaign during the FA Cup loss at Sheffield United last weekend.
Striker Pope, who has already scored 21 goals this term, is certain to be recalled, while manager Micky Adams may have a decision to make about whether Duffy and Burge come back in after Liam Chilvers, skipper Doug Loft and midfielder Sam Morsy returned to the side in midweek.
Defender Clayton McDonald, midfielders Ryan Lloyd, Robert Taylor and Chris Shuker and striker Louis Dodds are also options for Adams, who is backing his players to put their cup disappointments behind them and turn focus on their promotion ambitions.
"It's easy to say after you've been hammered in a cup competition, but all we've got to concentrate on now is the league," said Adams.
"We've got to quickly regroup and get ourselves ready for an important game. At least the suspensions were used up for the Johnstone's paint Trophy game and the players will be back for Chesterfield.
"I think you'll see a better performance on Saturday. You'll see a team hungry to do well in the league."
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