Striking concern for Ling
Torquay manager Martin Ling could make changes to his attack as he looks to end a run of two games without a goal against Crewe.
The Gulls need to win to maintain their hopes of securing an automatic promotion place, following a 2-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon last time out, and Ryan Jarvis is pushing for a recall up front.
Striker Taiwo Atieno is struggling with a minor knock but could well recover in time to feature for the Devon outfit, who otherwise have no injury or suspension worries to deal with.
Ling's side will be looking to do the double over their Cheshire guests, having beaten Alex 3-0 at Gresty Road in the corresponding fixture earlier this season.