Shrewsbury midfielder Sean McAllister is out after tweaking a hamstring in Saturday's draw at Wycombe.
Defender Shane Cansdell-Sheriff (leg) and midfielder Craig Disley (foot) both face late fitness tests.
Port Vale boss Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:
"The defence are proud to keep clean sheets, my goalkeeper wants clean sheets and once you've got the hunger it gives us a basis to work from.
"We can look forward to this game now - a local derby against a Shrewsbury side who are flying.
"They'll be coming here to try to knock us off our pedestal but we'll be ready for it."