WHOEVER is in charge for Town's Easter double could well be picking from limited resources.
While centre-back Frank Sinclair is suspended for the first of the two League I games, away to Oldham on Saturday, there are fitness worries over four key men.
Caretaker manager Gerry Murphy, who continues to spearhead preparations for the Boundary Park derby and Monday afternoon's home clash with Blackpool, was today hoping for an assessment of Danny Schofield's ankle injury.
Neither Andy Booth (groin) nor Andy Holdsworth (ankle) were able to train yesterday.
And Matt Young sees a specialist tomorrow in a bid to find out more about a nagging groin complaint.
At least Murphy had better news on Joe Skarz (knee) and Aaron Hardy (ankle), who have responded well to treatment and have been pencilled in to face Port Vale in tomorrow's Pontin's Holidays League Central Division Reserve clash at the Galpharm (7.00).
Schofield was forced off 20 minutes into Saturday's League I home draw with Vale after falling awkwardly on an ankle after being hit on the head by the ball.
"People must have thought Danny was carried off because he was concussed, but it was his ankle that was the problem," said Murphy, who has had no further indication of how long his spell at the reins might continue.
"The joint was still swollen yesterday, so (physio) Lee Martin hasn't been able to fully assess the extent of the problem."