WREXHAM striker Jon Walters is a surprise name on the teamsheet as Wrexham look to reignite their play-off bid against Macclesfield tonight
The striker is ready to defy medical advice just six weeks after fracturing a cheekbone during the FAW Premier Cup semi-final with TNS.
But Wrexham boss Denis Smith says he will take the views of physio Mel Pejic into account and expects to name Walters on the bench as his side visit Moss Rose.
"Jon thought he should have been involved for Saturday's game against Bury and he is adamant that's he's available tomorrow, but we'll have to wait and see," Smith said.
"Dean Bennett came back from injury to play 45 minutes at Barnet and that didn't do him any harm because he completed a full game at the weekend.
"I'd like to think we might be in a position to give Jon 20 minutes or half-an-hour at Macclesfield."
Walters comes into an 18-man squad in place of utility player Alex Smith, whose wife gave birth to a daughter in the early hours of yesterday morning, but the manager's starting line-up is likely to be that which began against Bury at the Racecourse.
Wrexham's preparation for tonight's match were once more disrupted by the weather after the weekend snow rendered Colliers Park unplayable, with the players forced to train indoors at Newi's Plas Coch sports hall, but reports from Macclesfield indicate there should be no problems unless the weather intervenes again.
"We can't really afford another postponement, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed," added the Racecourse boss. "We couldn't do much work today, but everyone is aware that we've got to push on now."
Macclesfield's defeat at the hands of Rochdale on Saturday was only their third reverse of the season at home and followed hard on the heels of their LDV Vans Trophy win over Carlisle United a week ago.
Smith, who had a scout at both matches, said: "They were brilliant against Carlisle but did not play at all well on Saturday, so perhaps the fact they had played extra time in the week possibly caught up on them.
"But their home record is as good as anyone's in this league and, given our away record, tomorrow must be a banker home win. Fortunately for us, the results of football matches are not decided on paper.
"And we have enough quality among the players we have available to win the games and get the points we need to reach the playoffs. But it's fair to say we need to start doing that sooner rather than later."
Wrexham skipper Darren Ferguson, suspended for tonight and Saturday's trip to Rochdale, is no nearer to a diagnosis of his hip injury, following a visit to hospital at the weekend.
"He's had an X-ray which has revealed nothing more than the usual wear and tear that you'd expect for a footballer who has played for as long as Darren has," said Smith.
"We'll have to see how it goes, but there's no point in worrying about it until next week when he will be eligible to play against Cheltenham.
"What's more frustrating is that the weather has prevented Lee McEvilly from going out and doing some serious running. We need him out on the training field instead of in the gym because he needs to get himself back into shape.
"We're supposed to be having a reserve team game on Wednesday, but he's nowhere near ready for that."
MACCLESFIELD TOWN (from): Fettis; Teague, Morley, Swailes, Harsley, Bullock, Whitaker, McIntyre, Sandwith, McNeil, Miles, Townson, Beresford, Lee, Smart, Navarro. WREXHAM (probable): Ingham; Pejic, D Williams, Lawrence; Bennett, Crowell, Whitley, Mark Jones, Holt; S Williams, Derbyshire. Subs (from): Michael Jones, Mike Williams, Marc Williams, Mackin, Spender, Walters, Done.
BETTING (bet365.com) Macclesfield 13/10, Draw 9/4, Wrexham 7/4, First goalscorer: Clyde Wijnhard 11/2, Matt Derbyshire 6/1, Sam Williams 15/2, Dean Bennett 12/1.