Lincoln captain Scott Kerr returns from suspension for the visit of Macclesfield.

The midfielder has completed a three-match ban for the red card he received in the defeat at Accrington in mid-September.

More good news for caretaker manager Scott Lindsey is Joe Anyon`s recovery from the dead leg that forced the goalkeeper off during last weekend`s home loss to Southend.

The same problem ensured an early end to Drewe Broughton`s game against the Shrimpers but the big striker remains a doubt, so Mustapha Carayol could be recalled to the starting line up.

Defender Paul Green (thigh) and teenage forward Andy Hutchinson (foot) are still out.

Lindsey is still overseeing first-team affairs at Sincil Bank after the shock resignation of Chris Sutton last week.

Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson will check on the fitness of a trio of players ahead of the trip.

Carl Tremarco, Nat Brown and Paul Morgan are all nursing knocks and will be assessed but defender Shaun Brisley out for four months with hip injury

Izak Reid is also out for another week with a groin but Richard Butcher and Paul Bolland are both fully fit after injuries as the Silkmen look to bounce back from their midweek defeat.

Simpson's men lost 4-2 to Crewe in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and the Moss Rose boss is hoping to strengthen his defence.

He said: "We've got no money to spend so I've got to go out with my begging bowl."

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