Winger Buckley has been out for a month with hamstring trouble but is back in training and could make the bench at Vale Park.
Fellow wideman Kazenga LuaLua is also on the mend after hamstring trouble but the trip may come too soon while midfielder Andrew Crofts (knee) and strikers Craig Mackail-Smith and Will Hoskins (knee) are still out - although the latter pair are back in training after long-term absences.
Youngsters Adam Chicksen, Solly March and Jeffrey Monakana could be involved if boss Oscar Gracia opts to rest players, but Liam Bridcutt's participation remains in doubt with the midfielder angling for a move away from the club.
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