Stockport boss Paul Simpson could ring the changes as his team welcome Morecambe to Edgeley Park.

County were nursing a New Year's Day hangover as they were hammered 4-1 by a Jack Lester inspired Chesterfield.

The veteran netted a hat-trick and Simpson was left cursing his team's lack of cutting edge, meaning he could tinker with his forwards as they look to hit back.

The County boss threw on a trio of attacking players in the second half in search of a way back into the game.

That means James Vincent, Jake Simpson and Yannick Salem could be in contention for starts, likewise Greg Tansey who returns from suspension.

Defender Mark Lynch will also press for a recall after he made the bench following his knee problem.

Morecambe head into the clash boosted by the capture of James Spencer until the end of the season.

The on-loan Huddersfield man was unable to find the net as the Shrimps went down against Accrington on Saturday but boss Sammy McIlroy is delighted to have the youngster in his ranks.

"Jimmy is still only young and he is learning all the time," said McIlroy. "He has done well since joining us and will benefit from his spell here."

Spencer is likely to partner Paul Mullin in attack once again after the latter completed nearly 80 minutes on his return from a calf problem.

McIlroy has options at his disposal, though, with a fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of the trip to Edgeley Park.

Morecambe have games in hand over County and will be looking for three points to pull away from the bottom two.

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