David Artell will miss Crewe`s trip to Aldershot through injury.
The defender was forced off with a calf strain against local rivals Port Vale, with his replacement Adam Dugdale heading a dramatic winning goal for Dario Gradi`s side.
Dugdale, who signed a new six-month contract this week, will replace Artell against the Shots.
"David will probably miss one, maybe two games," said Alex boss Gradi. "Although I would imagine he will declare himself fit to face Bradford on Tuesday because he is that sort of player.
"He will get a small rest now and Adam will play at Aldershot."
Fellow defender Mat Mitchel-King has resumed full training after a hernia problem and could be included on the bench.