Boss having to contend with injuries and International call-ups for Bradford trip
Lauri Dalla Valle (neck) has joined an extending Crewe Alexandra injury list that also sees the experienced David Fox (back) and Harry Davis (knee) also ruled out.
Reserve goalkeeper Dave Richards is also out with a foot injury, so the on-loan Danijel Nizic will again act as back-up to Ben Garratt after the red card he suffered against Eastleigh last weekend was rescinded.
On the plus side, the club have welcomed back summer signing Billy Bingham from his hamstring injury and full-back Stephen Kingsley has fully recovered from his recent foot injury.
Steve Davis will also be without first year professionals Liam O’Neill (groin) and Toby Mullarkey (knee), so there could be a first-team call-up for young defender Perry Ng.
Marcus Haber (Canada) and the on-loan Harry Wilson (Wales U-21) are absence due to their latest International call-ups.