Dumbarton have winger Mark Gilhaney suspended as they host fellow promotion play-off chasers Stenhousemuir.
Sons' manager Alan Adamson may be forced into other changes as on-loan Hamilton full-back Ryan Finnie and on-loan St Mirren winger Mark Lamont are major doubts due to injury.
Adamson said: "Three of our last four games are at home so matters are really in our own hands.
"If we win this game we are almost there in terms of a play-off place and the message to the players has been a simple one in that if we win all our games we are definitely there.
"Stenhousemuir will be hurt over losing at home to Airdrie last week so we need to be ready for them coming out all guns blazing against us."
Stenhousemuir will be missing the suspended Iain Thomson.
Thomas' absence does nothing to boost the Warriors' hopes of ending a four-game winless run and re-entering the Scottish Second Division play-off race.
Stenhousemuir will also be missing full-back Sean Dickson who remains sidelined with a thigh strain, but the experienced pair of Eric Paton and Paul McHale could return.
Manager David Irons said: "We have re-grouped after a disappointing display against Airdrie last weekend and are ready to go again.
"We need more guile and craft in front of goal and if we get that then we can still do well this season.
"There are four games to go and it is still possible to get to the play-offs and we will go for it at Dumbarton."