Crewe Alexandra will check on the availability of Terell Thomas and J’Neil Bennett before deciding on the travelling squad for Plymouth.
Both players missed the 1-1 draw at Rotherham United due to illness but the club remain hopeful that they could yet be available for the game at Home Park. Both players have been suffering with a sickness bug but have steadily improved over the weekend.
Crewe boss David Artell told us: “Both Terell and J’Neil are improving. They are progressing, so all we can do is see how they are before we decide on the squad. I don’t think it is the same as when we had 6 or 7 wiped out after the Portsmouth game and had to travel to Oxford with only 6 subs.
“If we are stretched is irrelevant really. It will be 11 v 11 at Plymouth with enough subs. We have to go there and make sure we match the effort we showed on Saturday and get another result.”