The Cherries were given special permission to sign the midfielder on a one-month loan deal from West Ham, despite a transfer embargo, because of their lengthy injury list.
On that list is Sammy Igoe, who is missing with a knee injury and Ryan Garry, who has been diagnosed with swine flu.
Marvin Bentley (broken hand) is also out, while Jeff Goulding (ankle) has returned to light training and hopes to play in the reserves next week.
Jo Partington is doubtful with a groin injury and Mark Molesley will miss out with a thigh problem.
The Cherries travel to Vale aiming to get back to winning ways after seeing their five-match winning streak come to an end with a 2-1 defeat at Hereford on Tuesday.