Grimsby vs Hereford: Thomas banned for Mariners
Grimsby defender Aswad Thomas will not feature against Hereford.
Thomas will serve a three-match ban after picking up a red card in the 1-1 draw with neighbours Lincoln on New Year's Day.
This game also marks the end of defender Nathan Pond's loan spell at the club with the versatile defender due to return to parent club Fleetwood after this weekend.
Striker Liam Hearn remains on the sidelines with an Achilles injury with Greg Pearson and Andy Cook likely to compete for places up front.
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Midfielder Frankie Artus is still absent as he recovers from a hernia problem but defender Bradley Wood could be recalled to the starting XI after coming off the bench against the Imps in Tuesday's game.
Striker Ryan Bowman made a welcome return to the Hereford squad against Kidderminster last time out and he may again be in the running to feature after recovering from a recent knee injury.
Recent signing Chris Sharp is likely to spearhead the Hereford attack but there are doubts over the availability of midfielder Sam Clucas and defender Will Evans who are receiving treatment for knocks.
Striker Marlon Jackson is nearing fitness after an ankle injury but this game will probably be too soon for him while defender James Musa may feature in the squad if his temporary deal from Fulham is completed in time.
Fellow defender Andy Corbett is likely to retain his place in the Bulls back four after his recent loan move from League Two side Burton.