Macclesfield Town Vs Torquay United, Sat 19 Mar 2011

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Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson will assess the fitness of midfielder Lewis Chalmers ahead of the home clash with Torquay.

Chalmers could again be sidelined with a groin strain that kept him out of Tuesday`s 1-1 draw at home to Lincoln.

Defender Shaun Brisley also has a groin strain and will miss out but striker Vinny Mukendi is expected to be available after a recent knee injury.

However, Simon Yeo remains sidelined with a similar complaint as the Silkmen bid to put further daylight between themselves and the relegation places.

Simpson`s men lie in 18th place, eight points above the drop zone and the Moss Rose chief is confident his side are edging towards safety.

He said: "I'm glad we got a point against Lincoln, but it should have been all three."

Torquay boss Paul Buckle will welcome Billy Kee back into his squad for the trip.

The 20-year-old striker missed the wins over Shrewsbury last Saturday and then Bury on Tuesday night with an ankle problem but has returned to training and will be involved.

However, Kee may have to settle for a place on the bench due to the impressive form of on-loan duo Jake Robinson and Gavin Tomlin.

Buckle has no new injury or suspension problems to worry about and is unlikely to make too many changes when his side go in search of their third successive victory.

On-loan midfielder Craig Stanley, who has been named the club's player of the month, will continue along with fellow loanees Robinson, Tomlin, Ronan Murray and Ben Pringle.

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Lewis Chalmers
Ronan Murray
Shaun Brisley
Vinny Mukendi
Jake Robinson
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Simon Yeo
Gavin Tomlin
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