Last Updated: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:57
Crewe remain without injured duo Kelvin Mellor and Ajay Leitch-Smith for the FA Cup second-round tie with Burton.
Mellor had a scan on a knee cartilage problem this week and received positive news that the damage was not as bad as first feared.
The utility man has returned to light training but this weekend comes too soon for him, as it does for forward Leitch-Smith, who will soon be able to step up his own recovery from an ankle injury.
In-form forward Lauri Dalla Valle is available to face the Brewers, as are fellow loanees Chuks Aneke and Brad Inman.
Newcastle youngster Inman will make his senior debut if selected in midfield by Alex boss Steve Davis.
Michael West could provide an attacking option among the substitutes for Davis after overcoming the effects of illness.
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