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Hereford United Vs Macclesfield Town, Tue 8 Feb 2011

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Jamie Pitman must decide whether to stick or twist with his starting XI ahead of Hereford`s home clash against fellow strugglers Macclesfield.

The Bulls boss opted to hand a recall to Joe Heath, who returned from suspension, for Saturday`s 1-0 defeat to Lincoln.

Heath`s return and Kenny Lunt`s subsequent relegation to the bench was the only change as Hereford fell to their first league defeat in six matches and only their second loss in any competition in 2011.

Pitman has kept faith with a settled line-up during the club`s recent resurgence and must now decide how best to tackle a Macclesfield side one place and one point below them in the table.

He said: "I could rotate but the danger is you get into rotating it like that, leaving people out and people then get frustrated.

"So I have to sit down with the other staff and think about what we`re going to do with it all and where we`re going to go come Tuesday because it`s another game we need to get something out of."

Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson will assess the fitness of defender Paul Morgan.

Morgan was carried off on a stretcher after just 10 minutes of last week's 4-2 home defeat at the hands of his former club Bury with severe swelling to his foot.

He will hope to be passed fit but defenders Carl Tremarco and Shaun Brisley will remain sidelined with hip injuries as Simpson looks to engineer an upturn in fortunes.

Assistant boss Glyn Chamberlain said: "Shaun Brisley is getting ever closer. Carl Tremarco is also progressing well and is perhaps a few weeks behind Shaun.

"We're going to need as many fit bodies as we can in the coming weeks as the games are coming thick and fast."

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