Port Vale midfielder Luke Joyce is set to reach a milestone at St James' Park on Tuesday night.
He is set for his 500th career appearance at League Two leaders Exeter City.
The 32-year-old play-maker has started every league game for the Valiants this season.
The Vale head to the south-west with a number of injuries.
David Amoo, Callum Evans and Tom Conlon have all been ruled out.
John Askey's side go into the game on the back of an excellent 1-0 win over promotion favourites Plymouth at the weekend.