Macclesfield vs Lincoln City: Gilbert back from ban to bolster Imps
Peter Gilbert will return to boost Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers Lincoln as new boss Gary Simpson prepares to take on former club Macclesfield at the Moss Rose.
Defender Gilbert completed a three-match ban as the Imps drew 1-1 against Woking in Simpson's first game at the helm.
Dan Gray will be absent in midfield as he serves the second game of his own suspension, while loanees Nat Brown and Tony Diagne are unable to feature against their parent club.
Before kick-off a minute's applause will take place to pay tribute to former Lincoln and Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander, marking the third anniversary of his death, along with Richard Butcher - who passed away in January 2011 at the age of 29 having represented both clubs.
Gary Mills has played his last game for Lincoln after having his contract terminated by mutual consent earlier this week.
Club captain Mills played 24 times after moving to Sincil Bank in the summer but has not featured since suffering a serious knee injury against Gateshead in December.
Macclesfield remain without goalkeeper Rhys Taylor for the encounter.
Taylor will serve the second game of a three-match ban - something he was prevented from doing when Friday's proposed meeting with Grimsby was postponed. Lance Cronin is expected to continue between the posts.
Boss Steve King will be forced into changes elsewhere after on-loan trio Yasser Kasim, Micah Evans and Jonny Gorman returned to their parent clubs last week.
Kieran Murtagh is expected to miss out once more with a hamstring complaint.