Boss Gary Smith was expected to shake his side up for the visit of Notts County at the weekend but the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The extra rest will ensures the Boro manager has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from as he looks to get the club's season back on track following one win in seven games.
Defender Jon Ashton, who has been sidelined since September with an Achilles injury, is the only definite absentee.
Winger Filipe Morais played an hour on his return from an ankle injury against the Sky Blues and is hoping to complete the 90 minutes at the Banks' Stadium.
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