"Steven wanted to play against York but he wasn't fit enough on the Friday to be considered," said Crewe boss Dario Gradi. "Simon is a doubt. If you suffer a knee injury one day, you don't expect to recover the next."
Danny O'Donnell could be in line for a surprise recall. The defender has not featured since the 5-3 defeat at Accrington in late September.
Striker Shaun Miller is expected to be included despite undergoing blood tests this week to determine the cause of his fatigue problems.