Grimsby boss Neil Woods hopes Dean Sinclair will recover from a knock in time to enable him to name an unchanged squad against fellow strugglers Macclesfield.

The midfielder has a sore knee following the 2-2 home draw against rivals Lincoln and will have a late fitness test.

Town set an unwanted club record of 23 league games without a win on Saturday but Woods could name the same starting XI if Sinclair is available.

However, Adam Proudlock will be hoping to force his way back into the side along with fellow forward John-Louis Akpa Akpro after they were on the bench against the Imps.

Midfielder Peter Sweeney completes a two-match suspension while striker Adrian Forbes (leg) remains out.

Grimsby are second from bottom of League Two and five points adrift of safety.

Macclesfield boss Keith Alexander is hoping to have Belgian defender Francois Kompany available for the trip.

The left-sided player, who is the brother of Manchester City midfielder Vincent Kompany, joined the Silkmen last week after impressing in two trial games.

He is currently awaiting international clearance and subsequently played no part in Saturday`s controversial 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.

Left-back Carl Tremarco (hernia) is set to remain sidelined, while Kris Dennis (shin) and Paul Morgan (hamstring) will be assessed after they missed the clash with the Cherries.

Midfielder Hamza Bencherif remains a long-term absentee with a broken ankle and may not feature again this season.

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