The defender was a doubt for the midweek clash with Stevenage, which was called off due to bad weather, but the extra few days are expected to be beneficial for his knee injury.
That rest period will also have been welcomed by loanee Uche Ikpeazu (ankle) and Mathias Pogba (knee), with both strikers still vying for a spot in the starting XI for the first time this season.
Crewe have no shortage of absentees, though, with attacking options Ryan Colclough (stomach), Max Clayton (ankle) and Vadaine Oliver (hip) all unavailable to boss Steve Davis while goalkeeper Alan Martin was this week released from his contract.
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