Keeper Arthur out for up to two weeks
KENNY Arthur has been ruled out of Grimsby Town's Blue Square Bet Premier clash with Rushden and Diamonds tonight (7.45pm).
The Mariners goalkeeper, pictured, could miss up to two weeks with a thigh strain, meaning Steve Croudson will deputise once more.
Caretaker boss Dave Moore said the club had been searching for possible loan replacements, although there is unlikely to be any new arrival ahead of the visit of Justin Edinburgh's men.
Moore said: "Kenny won't be available and we expect he will be out for 10-14 days.
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"We had a look (for a loan signing) and there is a possibility of that but it won't be before tonight's game.
"Steve has come in and done extremely well, and that is nothing I didn't expect from him as he is a very competent professional.
"He comes in and lifts the players around him with his attitude, spirit and determination and I have no concerns or qualms about him playing."
Moore said Mariners right-back Peter Bore should be fit to play despite missing parts of yesterday's training session with a slight groin problem.
Mark Hudson and Micky Cummins sit it out through suspension, but Moore admits he has a selection headache after Lee Peacock, Serge Makofo and Dean Sinclair all impressed from the bench in Saturday's 2-1 win at Kettering.
Moore said: "When players come on and do well, they are putting themselves in the frame for a starting place.
"It is good to have a few choices and that is what players have got to do."
Rushden come to Blundell Park on the back of a 1-1 draw at Wrexham on Saturday.
They sit two places and one point above the Mariners in the table, and Moore sees it as a key game.
He said: "Rushden have done very well recently. There is probably one play-off spot still available and they are definitely one of the teams still going for it. I don't think it is a six-pointer because there are more than just us and them going for it, with teams like York and Darlington.
"Every game is three points and that is all you can get, but if we win we will go above them."
Moore has given credit to his side for coming from behind in his first two games in charge, to win 2-1 both times.
Now he wants his side to start better.
He said: "I want us to start on the front foot and not wait for them to do something before we play ourselves."