Leon Clarke remains sidelined by hip/thigh problems while Callum Wilson serves a one-match suspension having accrued five yellow cards this term, with the influential duo having found the net 25 times between them this season.
To make matters worse, loan forwards Chris Dagnall and Chris Maguire, who bagged a debut brace in last weekend's 3-1 win at MK Dons, have both been denied permission to feature by respective parent clubs Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday.
Midfielder Adam Barton is expected to have shaken off a knee injury but defender Jordan Willis remains absent with a knee complaint of his own.
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