Macclesfield v Chesterfield preview
Gary Simpson has several injury problems to contend with for the visit of Chesterfield, for whom Barry Conlon is eligible.
Last Updated: 16/04/10 2:30pm
Gary Simpson has several injury problems to contend with for the visit of Chesterfield in his first game as permanent Macclesfield manager.
Simpson was appointed as caretaker boss following the shock death of Keith Alexander last month and, after guiding them to five wins in 10 games, has landed the job on a full-time basis.
Ben Wright (knee) continues to struggle and is unlikely to play any part while Shaun Brisley (groin) is a week or so away from a return.
Colin Daniel (hamstring) is expected to return to training this week and will have to prove his fitness if he is to earn a place in the squad.
Ross Draper (ankle) is progressing well but the game is set to come too soon for the midfielder while Paul Bolland (hamstring) is back in light training but is also unlikely to be involved.
Carl Tremarco (hernia) saw a specialist this week and the club will continue to assess him as they wait to find out the extent of the damage.
But Lee Bell will be hoping to retain his place in the starting XI after recovering from a dead leg in time to play the full 90 minutes of Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Burton.
Barry Conlon comes back into the reckoning for Chesterfield ahead of the trip.
The burly striker was ineligible against his former club Grimsby in midweek due to an agreement between the two clubs that took him to Saltergate in January.
Wade Small missed out at Blundell Park on Tuesday night with a hamstring injury and the forward is only rated at 50-50 for this game.
Dan Gray is fit again after missing two matches with a knock. He was left out of the squad at Grimsby so the defender will be hoping to force his way back into contention.
Ishmel Demontagnac is set to play the final game of his initial month-long loan spell but boss John Sheridan is hopeful of extending the stay of the Blackpool midfielder.