Accrington boss John Coleman is set to keep faith with the team that drew with Bradford as his side welcome Macclesfield to the Crown Ground.

Stanley put in an encouraging performance at Valley Parade, which kept them in mid-table, and Coleman will give the same 11 players another chance to impress.

Chris Turner is the only definite absentee as he continues to nurse ankle ligament trouble, while Ian Dunbavin remains the only senior goalkeeper so teenager Josh Molloy will continue on the bench.

If Coleman is tempted to change things, Billy Kee may come into attack, but with the impressive Robert Grant and Michael Symes grabbing 13 goals between them this season, that seems unlikely.

Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander has a major doubt over striker Ricky Sappleton.

Sappleton sustained a groin injury during Saturday`s 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth and was replaced at half-time by Ben Wright.

Alexander praised Wright`s impact off the bench in the second half and he could now be handed a starting role should Sappleton fail to recover.

Key defender Sean Hessey has been out injured all season with a knee problem but is edging closer towards full fitness and could soon return.

Alexander admits his side are lacking firepower, but revealed: "There might be the prospect of bringing someone in in January. But they would need to be the right player for the club and fit within our budget."

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