Lincoln boss Steve Tilson could be handed a triple boost ahead of the home clash with leaders Chesterfield.

Defenders Gavin Hoyte, Stephen Hunt and Julian Kelly look set to be passed fit to return to the squad and may even find themselves in the starting line-up.

Hoyte and Hunt had been suffering from heavy knocks and both missed the 2-2 midweek draw with Aldershot, while Kelly, who has extended his loan from Reading, also missed the game with a thigh problem.

Mustapha Carayol is pushing for a recall but Clark Keltie is still sidelined with a long-standing thigh injury.

Striker Drewe Broughton and winger Albert Jarrett will be unavailable following loan moves to AFC Wimbledon and Aldershot respectively this week.

Deane Smalley is suspended for Chesterfield.

The in-form forward was sent off late on in the draw at Bury on Tuesday night and will serve a one-match ban.

Leading scorer Craig Davies, who struck for the 16th time this season when he gave the Spireites the lead against Bury, operated as a lone striker at Gigg Lane.

If boss John Sheridan wishes to play two up front his first choice Jack Lester may not be available. The veteran was described by Sheridan as being `very poorly' in midweek and will be monitored before the team travels.

If Lester does not make it either Jordan Bowery or Scott Boden could start.

Winger Drew Talbot (foot) and the adaptable Dwayne Mattis (calf) missed the Bury game but Sheridan hopes both players will be fit.

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