The defender received a second yellow card in their Boxing Day defeat at Bradford and will serve a one-match ban.
Also suspended is goalkeeper Paul Rachubka after the FA rejected an appeal against his late dismissal in the 1-1 draw with Plymouth last weekend.
On-loan Leeds man Rachubka must now start a three-match ban and, with regular number one Ian Dunbavin sidelined for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, youth team keeper Andrew Dawber could be poised for a first league start.
Marcus Carver is pushing for a start having replaced Lee Molyneux at half-time against Bradford, where defeat left Richardson's side without a win in their last eight matches in all competitions - losing four of the last five.
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