Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche is expected to be passed fit for the trip to npower League Two rivals Oxford.
The Shrimps skipper was forced off the field after just eight minutes of Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Macclesfield.
He had suffered a recurrence of a niggling ligament injury but assistant boss Mark Lillis said: "He is obviously a very important player for us and we want to do all we can to make sure he can be involved this weekend."
Boss Sammy McIlroy made five changes to the side that drew with Gillingham last weekend and several players are set to return.
McIlroy will check on the fitness of utility player Paul Scott as he looks to shake off a bout of sickness.