Grimsby caretaker manager Anthony Limbrick could have Max Wright and Luke Hendrie available again for Town’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Swindon at Blundell Park.
Midfielder Wright, sidelined for two months with a thigh injury, and defender Hendrie, out for seven weeks with a hamstring problem, are both close to full fitness and may figure against the table-toppers.
Midfielder Jordan Cook looks certain to miss out for the Mariners due to a groin injury that recently required a scan to determine the extent of the issue.
Grimsby will be looking to end their winless run which stretches to 10 games in all competitions.
Swindon midfielder Lloyd Isgrove returns after a seven-week lay-off recovering from a knee injury.
Isgrove will start on the bench, according to manager Richie Wellens, due to the fact he has only recently returned to full training.
Fellow midfielder Jordan Lyden is fit and available after coming off at half-time of Swindon’s most recent game, a 1-0 home win over Mansfield on November 23.
Striker Keshi Anderson and defender Dion Conroy remain sidelined with long-term injuries.