Bury boss Alan Knill is again without striker Andy Bishop when his in-form side host Southend.
The highly-rated forward has been struggling with tendonitis in recent weeks and has missed the Shakers' last five games.
"Andy went to see a specialist on Tuesday and it went okay," said Knill.
"We are going to sit down with the doctors after Saturday's game and see what the best course of action is because he is still in pain with it.
"There is no immediate chance of him returning to action, certainly not for the next two or three weeks."
Knill has no other injury or suspension concerns but on-loan Manchester United striker Nicky Ajose will complete his one-month loan spell on Saturday.