Lincoln City vs Grimsby: Imps looking strong for Mariners test
Lincoln boss David Holdsworth boasts a fully-fit squad ahead of their clash with Grimsby at Sincil Bank.
The Imps have had a two-week break since their last fixture, a 2-1 FA Cup defeat at Mansfield, which has allowed Holdsworth's squad to prepare fully ahead of their busy festive fixture schedule.
Saturday's trip to Macclesfield was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch
Midfielder Conal Platt is the only member of Holdsworth's playing staff on the injury list, with the former Liverpool trainee continuing his long road back from a broken leg.
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Platt is moving closer to a first-team return, however, to the delight of his manager.
Holdsworth told the Lincolnshire Echo: "Having Platty back will be like having a new signing.
"He is such a quality player. We love him to bits and we cannot wait to have him back."
Grimsby management duo Rob Scott and Paul Hurst are likely to recall Joe Colbeck for the trip.
The midfielder missed Friday's top-of-the-table clash against Wrexham which saw the Mariners move a point clear after a 1-0 win.
More worryingly for the management, striker Ross Hannah, who scored the winner against the Dragons, and winger Scott Neilson have both returned to their parent clubs after their loan deals expired.
Grimsby were keen to retain both players' services but as yet no new deals have been concluded.
Michael Rankine, Dayle Southwell and Greg Pearson are all battling it out to replace Hannah while Bradley Wood or Andi Thanoj is expected to come in for Neilson.
Striker Liam Hearn is still working his way back to fitness after a serious Achilles injury. He will not feature until well into the new year.
Midfielder Frankie Artus remains on the sidelines as he continues his recovery from a hernia, but he could resume training next week.