Grecians boss Paul Tisdale could have a full squad to select from this weekend.
Grecians midfielder Liam Sercombe returned to training on Thursday after a groin problem and will be assessed before the game.
Centre-back Pat Baldwin missed the 2-0 loss at Morecambe as his wife was giving birth and the former Southend man looks set to step back into the starting line-up.
Tisdale has a host of central midfield options with Matt Oakley, Matt Grimes, Tommy Doherty, Scot Bennett and Sercombe all available.
Minstermen loan signing George Taft will go straight into the squad for the trip to Devon.
The 20-year-old Leicester defender joined the club for an initial month on Thursday and could feature.
Boss Nigel Worthington will be without strikers Wes Fletcher, who sustained an ankle injury on his full debut last week, and Ryan Bowman, who starts a three-game ban following his straight red card shortly after stepping off the bench in the same match.
Veteran forward Richard Cresswell is expected to return to the starting line-up after illness restricted him to a substitute’s role last week, but winger Sander Puri remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.