Grimsby vs Macclesfield preview
Last Updated: 11/01/19 11:58am
Grimsby's Andrew Fox will miss Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Macclesfield through suspension.
The left-back saw red in just the third minute of the FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace. But Town have strengthened in the week with Ludvig Ohman joining from IF Brommapojkarna - the second Swedish defender to sign in this window after Sebastian Ring - while midfielder Elliot Embleton has extended his loan from Sunderland.
A number of players remain out, with Danny Collins, Akin Famewo, Harry Davis and Alex Whitmore all missing the Palace match.
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Macclesfield will welcome Harry Smith back from a suspension, with the striker missing the last three matches. Sol Campbell must check on the fitness of Ryan Lloyd after he was forced off against Swindon last week after being on the wrong end of a nasty challenge.
He is doubtful along with Elliott Durrell (knee), Ryan Taylor (hip) and Callum Evans (ankle). Young forward Jordan Ponticelli has returned to parent club Coventry at end of his loan.
Grimsby have never lost a home Football League game against Macclesfield Town (W1 D5), though they have drawn each of their last four games against the Silkmen at Blundell Park.
Macclesfield have won just one of their last seven League Two games against Grimsby (D4 L2), a 1-0 victory back in November 2008.
Grimsby have won five of their last six league games at home, though they did lose their last such match against Mansfield on New Year's Day (0-1).
Macclesfield have won two of their last four away games in League Two (L2), as many as in their previous 30 such matches in the competition.
Macclesfield striker Scott Wilson has scored each of the Silkmen's last three goals away from home in League Two.