Crewe will take on Swindon at Gresty Road in Saturday's League One clash despite a host of international absentees on both sides.
The hosts are without Canada's Marcus Haber and Wales Under-21s cap Harry Wilson.
But Chris Atkinson is primed for his first start of the season in the absence of Billy Bingham, who has picked up a hamstring problem.
Atkinson should partner David Fox and Adam King in a three-man midfield, while James Jones is still ruled out with shoulder trouble.
Wales defender Jordan Williams,...