Tomlin has been out for the past month after suffering an ankle injury during the Capital One Cup defeat at Sunderland on September 24 but the seven-goal forward should at least be on the bench in Essex.
Manager Darren Ferguson is also hoping to have Mark Little available after the full-back missed the midweek stalemate with Sheffield United due to the hip problem that forced him off against Shrewsbury last Saturday.
Recent signing Shaun Jeffers scored a hat-trick for the development squad this week and the young striker could come into Ferguson's thinking for a starting spot after making his debut as a late substitute against the Shrews.
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