Fleetwood midfielder Alan Goodall is suspended for their home fixture with Southend at Highbury.
Goodall was dismissed in the Cod Army’s last game, a 1-0 win over Wycombe, and must serve a three-match ban.
Fourth-placed Fleetwood only have two games remaining but are three points off the top three, meaning Goodall’s suspension may have to be completed in the play-offs.
Full-back Charlie Taylor is another absentee – the on-loan Leeds defender is still sidelined by an ankle problem – while midfielder Jeff Hughes broke his leg midway through the campaign.
Southend manager Phil Brown will check on the fitness of a trio of players ahead of their trip to Fleetwood.
The former Hull boss confirmed Kevan Hurst, Jakub Sokolik and John Egan were all nursing minor knocks following Monday’s 1-0 home win against Accrington but is hopeful all three will be fit in time for the weekend.
Those three aside, the Shrimpers will have a clean bill of health as they look to secure the single point needed to guarantee a play-off spot with hopes of automatic promotion now a thing of the past.
Brown’s team are unbeaten in four away from home and will be confident of completing the double over Fleetwood having beaten them 2-0 earlier in the season thanks to a Barry Corr brace.