Crewe captain David Artell hopes to return for the final home game of the season against struggling Stockport.
The defender has missed the last three matches after suffering a hamstring injury during the defeat at Barnet at the start of the month.
He told the club`s official website: "The injury is coming on. I've done a little bit of running trying to build it up so hopefully I can come through a couple of day's training and then we`ll see what happens."
While Artell could feature, Luke Murphy's season is over after the midfielder underwent a hernia operation on Tuesday.
Murphy's absence could give Antoni Sarcevic another chance to impress manager Dario Gradi.
Nick Powell and Max Clayton are away on international duty with the England Under-17 squad.