On-loan Leicester defender Mitch Clark is set for his second Port Vale debut at home to Salford after rejoining the club this week, having had a spell with them last season.
Centre-back Nathan Smith remains absent with the hamstring injury sustained last weekend and is likely to be sidelined for another three weeks.
Striker Tom Pope could return to the starting line-up having returned from a one-match suspension as a substitute in the midweek win over Exeter.
Midfielder Manny Oyeleke, out since September with a hamstring injury, and defender Adam Crookes, sidelined since October with a groin problem, could make their returns for the reserves against Peterborough next week, while on-loan Nottingham Forest defender Jake Taylor (knee) is expected back early next month.
Salford defender Nathan Pond is a doubt after being forced off with a knock after just 19 minutes of Tuesday’s 4-0 win at Cambridge.
Liam Hogan, his replacement in midweek, is set to deputise again.
New signing Tom Elliott missed that match with a knock and will be assessed before the weekend.
George Tanner, who joined on loan from Manchester United last week, is still awaiting his first involvement in a match-day squad.