Scunthorpe goalkeeper Rory Watson will return to league duty for the home clash with Newport.
Jake Eastwood, who has returned to parent club Sheffield United, started the Iron’s previous couple of Sky Bet League Two games.
Top scorer Kevin Van Veen will also return to the league starting line-up after illness.
James Perch, Kgosi Ntlhe and Rory McArdle are expected to be recalled after being rested for the Leasing.com Trophy victory over Manchester City’s youngsters in midweek.
Newport could hand a league debut to teenager Dominic Jefferies should manager Michael Flynn fail to bring in a new right-back before kick-off.
The 17-year-old Jefferies acquitted himself well in the 3-0 Leasing.com Trophy win against MK Dons on Tuesday.
But Flynn is on the hunt for a right-back with Dan Leadbitter still injured and Danny McNamara returning to his parent club Millwall.
Robbie Willmott (calf) could miss out again but Kyle Howkins is back in the selection mix and Billy Waters, signed on loan from Northampton, hopes to make his Exiles debut.