Peterborough will be without defender Ronnie Edwards and forward Joe Taylor through international duty for the Sky Bet League One match against Port Vale.
Edwards is away with England Under-20s, while Taylor has linked up with the Wales Under-21 squad ahead of their friendly in Austria next week.
Left-back Dan Butler (ankle) continued to build up match fitness in the Papa John’s Trophy win over Tottenham Under-21s on Tuesday night, which ended Posh’s run of six straight defeats.
Defender Kell Watts, a deadline day loan signing from Newcastle, is stepping up his recovery from a knee problem along with goalkeeper Harvey Cartwright (thigh), but midfielder Ollie Norburn (knee) remains sidelined.
Dennis Politic could feature for Port Vale after scoring a hat-trick in the 4-0 Papa John’s Trophy win at Shrewsbury.
Romanian winger Politic made his first start since returning to the club on loan from Cremonese and is pushing for a place in the side after two league appearances off the bench.
Vale boss Darrell Clarke made the expected sweeping changes on Tuesday night, when midfielder Liam McCarron made a full debut after his loan move from Stoke and 15-year-old Jack Shorrock was sent on from the bench to become the club’s youngest-ever first-team player.
Striker Jamie Proctor is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a hip problem.
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