Crewe will consider starting Chris Dagnall when they host Forest Green on Tuesday.
The striker continued building his match fitness - following a knee injury - with a substitute appearance in Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Coventry.
James Jones will again miss out as he builds his strength, having continued his recovery from knee and pelvic problems by playing the first hour of Monday's under-23 fixture against Colchester.
Ryan Wintle and Chris Porter remain long-term absentees.
Forest Green's Dale Bennett...