Tranmere have been dealt an injury blow with the news that captain James Wallace is set for six weeks on the sidelines.
Former Everton midfielder Wallace damaged his medial ligaments during Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup round-two victory over Chesterfield.
Tranmere remain top of League One on goal difference but Wallace adds to their already significant injury problems.
Forward Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie are sidelined, while Joe Thompson, Andy Robinson and Paul Black have only recently returned to fitness.
Manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside: "We can't go and get anybody until January, so what we've got is what we've got.
"We'll probably just about get 18 for the next game, but there might be a few square pegs in round holes again."