Chester v Mansfield
Chester winger Kevin Ellison returns from suspension having missed last weekend's 3-3 draw at Accrington.
Shaun Kelly or Kevin Roberts is expected to stand-in for the suspended Paul Butler at centre-back.
Mansfield captain Jake Buxton is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card at Brighton.
Matt Hamshaw missed the Wycombe defeat for family reasons and is expected to return, while Martin McIntosh (calf) could be back in contention.
Dearden to battle on at Mansfield
Mansfield manager Billy Dearden insists he will not quit despite the Stags' precarious league position.
He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Anybody could do that [resign], I could do that but I don't want to do that.
"I just want to carry on and get them out of the mess we are in. We're in a dogfight and we've got to get out of it as quickly as possible.
"With the help of me and the players I think we'll do it, there's no two ways about that, but we need players in."
McIntosh 50-50 for Chester match
STAGS were given a slight injury boost this morning ahead of tomorrow's match at Chester City.
Injury victims Rory Boulding and Martin McIntosh both took part in training on Friday morning and the experienced McIntosh is rated as 50-50, while young forward Boulding is back in contention for a place in the squad.
The Stags are already without injured strikers John McAliskey and leading scorer Michael Boulding, while defender Alex John-Baptiste is also out with a back problem and ferllow central defender Jake Buxton is suspended.
Hamshaw tells fans 'I put my wife first'
Matt Hamshaw told the Evening Post: "I went to the hospital on Tuesday in my tracksuit and with my boots ready to play," said Hamshaw. If Kerry had have stayed in hospital that night then I would have travelled down and played. But we found out about 4.40pm that she would be allowed to come home and in that case I wanted to support Kerry and be with my daughter at an important time. I think I did the right thing, although when I saw the result I wondered if I could have made a difference."
Meanwhile, manager Billy Dearden has told Evening Post that Michael Boulding is on schedule to make his comeback against Darlington on January 19: "Mickey is doing quite a bit of running and coming through it okay."
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