Macclesfield V Swindon at The Moss Rose - Match Preview

Sodje set for Macc return

Macclesfield player/assistant manager Efe Sodje is hoping to return to contention for the first time since September for the FA Cup tie against Swindon.

Defender Sodje, 41, has been sidelined with knee ligament damage sustained in the win at Barnet but played in the midweek Cheshire Senior Cup win and could feature.

Fellow defender Joe Connor is also expected to be recalled to the squad following a calf injury which has kept him out of the last two matches.

Manager John Askey has no new injury or suspension problems as Macclesfield bid to extend their unbeaten run to six matches in all competitions.

Swindon will be boosted by the return of Ryan Harley.

The former Brighton playmaker came through an appearance for Town's development side at Cheltenham after being sidelined since September with a knee problem and he is likely to be among the substitutes at Moss Rose.

But Nathan Thompson is unlikely to play a part after suffering bruising in his leg in the 5-2 victory over Port Vale last weekend. He is touch and go to feature and manager Mark Cooper will leave it as late as possible before making a decision.

Should Cooper decide to shuffle his pack then the likes of Mohammed El-Gabbas, Louis Thompson and Nicky Ajose could come into contention to start.

Source: PA

Source: PA