PETER JACKSON is set to ring the changes for Town in tomorrow's LDV Vans Trophy tie against Morecambe at the Galpharm Stadium (7.45).
Wing-back Andy Holdsworth is definitely ruled out with a damaged left shoulder suffered in Saturday's eventful 3-3 draw against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Jackson is also checking on the fitness of Andy Booth (hamstring) and leading scorer Pawel Abbott for the first-round visit of Jim Harvey's Conference side.
Nat Brown, who performed well as a substitute for Holdsworth, is certain to get only his second start of the campaign while strikers Junior Mendes, Akpo Sodje and John McAliskey are on standby, along with Lee Fowler, Adnan Ahmed and defender John McCombe.
Tony Carss may have to wait until the weekend for a call against Walsall, when Jon Worthington serves a one-match ban for reaching five bookings, while Nathan Clarke seems certain to continue in place of suspended Efe Sodje.
"We've got a few knocks and bruises so there could well be some changes," said Jackson today, still angry about the penalty award which helped City recover a two-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes on Saturday after Danny Schofield, Pawel Abbott and Chris Brandon had netted for Town.
"We want to do well in the LDV because we are all still bitterly disappointed from Saturday. It felt like a defeat when we could and should have won it. I have told the lads we've got to start keeping clean sheets, but the penalty was diabolical and I'm not surprised Worthington got booked for protesting.
"The referee cost us and I'm taking nothing away from my lads. I thought we played some wonderful, quality football, worked extremely hard and deserved more than we got. We've shown again, though, that we've got some talented players."
Town are 10th in the Coca-Cola League I table.