The striker has missed Boro's last two matches, defeats by Bury and Tranmere, as he was on international duty with Canada.
Defender Lee Hills is set to miss out again with a hamstring problem while winger Filipe Morais remains on the sidelines with an ankle knock along with long-term Achilles injury victim Jon Ashton.
Skipper Mark Roberts continues as caretaker player-boss and will start at centre-half.
Roberts took over for the Tranmere game on Sunday after Gary Smith was sacked last week.
Graham Westley has been linked with a return to the club he guided to back-to-back promotions but an appointment is not expected before the weekend.