Macclesfield look set to be without striker Ricky Sappleton for the home clash with rivals Accrington.

Sappleton sustained a hamstring injury during Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Bury and was replaced shortly after the hour mark by Ben Wright.

Manager Keith Alexander will assess Sappleton ahead of Stanley's visit but he is hopeful of having midfielder Ross Draper available.

Draper is recovering from a hernia problem and could come into contention to play some part.

Left-back Carl Tremarco is still missing as he recovers from a hernia operation while midfielder Paul Bolland is set to remain sidelined for at least another week.

Bolland is currently nursing a groin problem while midfield colleague Hamza Bencherif is a long-term absentee with a broken ankle.

Accrington will have no fresh selection concerns.

Boss John Coleman, who has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Bradford, will have the same players to select from as in Tuesday's loss at Northampton.

That 4-0 defeat against the in-form Cobblers was just Stanley's second reverse in the last nine games so Coleman is unlikely to make too many changes.

Andrew Procter returned to the line-up at Sixfields after a one-match ban and he replaced Sean McConville. McConville and on-loan striker Billy Kee will be hopeful of earning a starting berth, though that seems unlikely.

Defender Leam Richardson remains the only absentee with a groin injury as Stanley look to get their play-off bid back on track.

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