Macclesfield Town are not anticipating any problems with the Moss Ross pitch for tonight's clash with Chester FC (7.45pm).

Heavy rain left the pitch waterlogged over the weekend leading Macc's scheduled home game with Barnet on Saturday being postponed.

But the weather since has been better then expected and with a dry forecast for today the Silkmen are confident tonight's game will go ahead as planned.

"You can never tell just how accurate the weather forecast is going to be, but even if some unforecast rain hits, we'll not have any problems," groundsman Liam Cash told the club's official website.

Blues' boss Steve Burr spent eight years at Moss Rose as a player and is considered a legend among Macc fans for his goalscoring exploits.

Despite his affinity for the club, Burr will no doubt be out to break the Silkmen's hearts as his side attempts to bound back from Saturday's disheartening 3-1 home loss to Welling United.

Burr plans to include new signing Matty Mainwaring in his squad after the 23-year-old signed non-contract forms.

A former Republic of Ireland Under 19 international, the left midfielder spent five seasons with Stockport County before joining Skrill Premier strugglers Hyde over the summer.

He has made 11 appearances for the Tigers this season but has now checked into the Swansway Chester Stadium.

After starting his managerial reign with back-to-back wins, Burr has now suffered two straight defeats with the Blues hovering above the drop zone.

A win tonight would help put some much-needed breathing space between them and the bottom four.

Leeds United loanee Ross Killock was sent off late on against Welling after collecting two yellow cards and misses out through suspension.

Michael Kay, who struggled at left back on Saturday, and Paul Linwood are in line to take his place alongside skipper George Horan in central defence.

Centre forward Gareth Seddon will most likely return to the starting side having come off the bench against Welling after six games out with Jamie Reed set to make way.

Seddon would seem the obvious partner for Matty Taylor, who marked his first game since arriving on loan from Forest Green Rovers with a well-taken consolation on Saturday.

Twelfth-placed Macc will be out for revenge having lost the return fixture 2-1 back in September with Aiden Chippendale - who was on loan from Bury - and Seddon getting the goals.

Macc ran out comfortable 3-1 winners last time the Blues visited Moss Rose on December 28, 2008.

Nat Brown put the hosts ahead on six minutes before Ryan Lowe levelled on 55 minutes but a Gareth Evans penalty and a Martin Gritton strike wrapped up the win.