Stevenage are hoping that striker Charlie Griffin will have recovered from concussion in time for the match.Fellow striker Chris Beardsley and midfielder Darren Murphy both have dislocated shoulders and will definitely miss out.
Crewe striker Calvin Zola should start in place of Joel Grant after recovering from a knee injury.
Defender Matt Tootle (hamstring) will miss out but striker Nick Powell is in contention for a place on the bench.
Crewe manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:
"Everyone says they're a team of giants but it was interesting after the game Saturday, Chris Sutton was saying we've added height to our squad which we have and we haven't.
"But with Zola coming on and Mitchell-King coming into the side, that's two big guys coming in for two smaller ones.
"I'm always conscious of the need to bring size in."