He could make his comeback when League Two leaders Bournemouth visit Saltergate in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
"His hamstring wasn't 100 per cent at the weekend. He knows his own body so we went with what he said," said boss John Sheridan. "He'd trained all week but still had a little niggle and didn't feel right.
"You can't force a player to play so we just need to make sure it's right. Hopefully though it won't be long now."