Midfielder Danny Lloyd is expected to start when Peterborough host Bury in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.
Lloyd scored a stoppage-time winner at Fleetwood last Saturday after coming on as an eighth-minute substitute for Gwion Edwards, whose ankle injury is not as bad as first feared.
Edwards could return for some of the busy festive fixture schedule, but for now he is likely to join Junior Morias (thigh) and Liam Shephard (groin) in missing out.
Defender Jack Baldwin was an unused substitute against Fleetwood and could come in, while Leo Da Silva Lopes played for an hour.
Bury's hopes of seeing Jermaine Beckford return have been dashed after the striker suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury.
Beckford has now undergone surgery and is set to miss the rest of the season.
Midfielders Stephen Dawson and Danny Mayor could both be back in the reckoning after being named on the bench at Portsmouth last week.
Mayor featured for the latter stages and both players, who had been sidelined with knee injuries, have since played in a midweek friendly.