Ebbsfleet United vs Grimsby Town: Team news
Ebbsfleet will be without central defender Paul Lorraine for the game against Blue Square Bet Premier leaders Grimsby.
Lorraine will commence a three-match ban for a sending-off against Hereford last weekend.
Defender Patrick Ada could be drafted into the starting XI as a replacement after sitting on the bench in recent games.
Striker Nathan Elder has been nursing a knock and will face a late fitness test for this game while winger Louis Soares has returned to Grimsby after his loan deal expired.
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Fellow front man Matt Godden has shaken off a recent bout of illness and could again start while midfielder Liam Bellamy offers manager Liam Daish an alternative option.
Grimsby joint bosses Rob Scott and Paul Hurst will hand fitness tests to midfielder Scott Neilson and defender Nathan Pond.
Both players missed the 1-0 win against Buxton in midweek due to a groin injury and a knock respectively.
Striker Liam Hearn remains sidelined with an serious Achilles injury and is unlikely to feature before March next year.
Winger Louis Soares has returned from a loan spell at Ebbsfleet and could feature in the squad again after making a brief appearance as a substitute against Buxton.
Recent loan signing Michael Rankine could be handed his first league start. He will compete with Andy Cook and Ross Hannah for the chance to lead the Mariners attack.