The midfielder left the field soon after half-time during Tuesday night's 2-1 home win against MK Dons with a groin problem but manager Steve Davis has confirmed the injury is not as serious as first expected.
In-form Mathias Pogba will definitely be absent as he joins up with the Guinea squad but Byron Moore could recover from his dead leg in time to play.
Michael West is pushing for promotion from the bench after returning to full fitness following a long-term hip injury, while Max Clayton is back from England Under-19 duty.
Loanee Brad Inman will not feature as he is with parent club Newcastle receiving treatment for an ankle problem and defender Jon Guthrie (hernia) is also ruled out.
The Railwaymen still harbour hopes of making the npower League One play-off places and could move to within six points of the top six with a win.