TARGETMAN Andy Booth is already an injury worry for Saturday's trip to Bury.
The 29-year-old was forced off suffering a hamstring twinge in the victory over Bristol Rovers and remains under treatment.
Steve Yates (groin), Chris Holland (Achilles) and John Thorrington - who is to have a scan on his ankle injury - are already ruled out at Gigg Lane.
Booth's fitness would, therefore, be a bonus, especially as manager Peter Jackson must already find a replacement for midfielder Lee Fowler, who is on international duty with Wales Under 21s.
Jackson is already erring on the side of caution, however.
"Boothy is under treatment but he could be struggling for the weekend," said the boss, who has arranged a practice match for the Reserves at Sheffield United tomorrow.
"We will have to see how he settles down and we'll leave any decision until the last minute, but Robbie Edwards had a similar niggle and he missed a couple of games.
"If it's a matter of Andy missing one game and being able to play after that, rather than risking it and being sidelined for weeks, then there's only one choice."
While Efe Sodje (hip) and Tony Carss (back) are responding to treatment and will be fit to face Lee Duxbury and Co, Thorrington's injury is a concern.
"He suffered the knock in our first pre-season game at Emley and it has bothered him ever since," said Jackson.
"It flares up every time John takes a knock, like he did on a couple of occasions at Doncaster, so we've got to get it thoroughly checked out."
Tomorrow's practice match is mainly for Nathan Clarke to get 90 minutes under his belt.
Should the teenage centre-back come through unscathed, he could challenge for the senior squad at Bury.
"Nathan has been doing really well and it's just a case of him regaining full match fitness," explained Jackson.
"I didn't think he was quite ready to be included in the squad against Bristol Rovers and there was no point taking the risk anyway with Paul Scott doing well and Dave Mirfin ready for the bench.
"It's a shame there isn't a Pontin's League game for the Reserves this week, but another good 90 minutes should see Clarkey very close and we'll take it from there."
Holland's absence means the likes of Jon Worthington, Dwayne Mattis and Tyrone Thompson will be eager to step in for Fowler.
Jackson has yet to decide, but Thompson and Mattis are in the Reserves tomorrow.
Former Town striker Delroy Facey has signed for Burnley on a month's loan from Bolton.
Town Reserves - Senior, Holdsworth, Lloyd, Clarke, Mirfin, Washington, Thompson, Mattis, Ahmed, Kenworthy, Brown.