John Halls is pushing to make his first appearance of the season for Aldershot against Oxford in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
The midfielder has not played since last season`s play-off defeat to Rotherham due to a groin injury, but he managed 90 minutes for the reserves in a friendly at Bristol City last week and was an unused substitute against Stevenage on Saturday.
Boss Kevin Dillon has a settled starting line-up but could be prepared to shuffle his pack and give Halls a run-out.
Striker Damian Spencer has also put himself in the frame to start for the first time this term after his goalscoring cameo from the bench secured a 1-1 draw at the weekend.
Youngster Jack Randall is still out with a fractured ankle but Dillon has an otherwise full-strength squad.