Former Grimsby striker Danny North, who is on trial at the club, will also be involved in the trip to Leicestershire.
"Do I welcome this break we have? Yes," Adkins told the Scunthorpe Telegraph. "I think most people understand we have to work harder than most teams to get results at this level.
"We know we have a fit team but we have also just had a run of seven games in 22 days.
"Without a game this weekend, because of Reading's involvement in the FA Cup, that gives us a welcome break at a time when other teams are in action. It gives us a chance to clear up the niggling injury problems that one or two of the players have been carrying."