The 22-year-old former Rotherham defender is sidelined for two-to-three weeks with a slight hamstring tear so Ryan Inniss will deputise.
Inniss made his senior debut in the midweek Capital One Cup defeat at West Ham on Tuesday night and will make his first league start against the Shakers.
Striker Jamie Cureton is progressing well from his shoulder injury but this weekend comes too soon and it is more likely he could be involved in the Portsmouth game on Tuesday.
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