Dagenham midfielder Peter Gain returns as Macclesfield visit Victoria Road.

The former Lincoln player has missed the last two games through suspension after picking up 10 yellow cards but will slot back into John Still's side.

The Daggers have fielded loan duo Marlon Pack and Yoann Folly in the centre of midfield in Gain's absence so one of the two looks likely to miss out.

Jon Nurse scored at Lincoln on Tuesday but could be back on the bench as Graeme Montgomery has been preferred on the left flank by Still for home games.

Striker Phil Walsh was missing from the bench at Lincoln after suffering with a back strain but hopes to be available but long-term absentees Stuart Thurgood (knee) and Will Antwi (ankle) are missing.

Macclesfield caretaker boss Gary Simpson looks set to be without several players for the trip.

Ricky Sappleton, Paul Bolland and Colin Daniel are all nursing injuries and seem certain to miss out.

Their absence would be a blow as Carl Tremarco is still missing as he recovers from a hernia problem, while long-term absentee Hamza Bencherif will not play again this season due to an ankle injury.

Midfielder Izak Reid is battling to shake off an ankle injury and Simpson revealed: "Izak is close and we may end up having to ask him to play.

"It's not ideal but we find ourselves in this situation and there's nothing much we can do about it."

Simpson was placed in charge following the death of Keith Alexander and has since guided the Silkmen to two wins and a draw.

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