Zander Diamond available for Cobblers
Northampton defender Zander Diamond has been passed fit for Saturday's visit of Chesterfield.
The 31-year-old suffered a blow to his calf muscle during last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Walsall but has recovered in time to face the relegation-battling Spireites.
Fellow centre-back Gabriel Zakuani (hamstring) is still a doubt, though, after returning from African Nations Cup duty with DR Congo carrying an injury.
Full-back Brendan Moloney (knee) and forward Alex Revell (calf) are closing in on returns to first-team action but this weekend is set to come too soon for them.
Sam Hird is likely to come straight back into the Chesterfield squad for the trip to Sixfields.
Hird has recovered from the calf injury that kept him out of the Oldham clash last Saturday and could start.
Dan Jones and Angel Martinez both returned against the Latics and will hope to feature again as they continue their recovery from injury.
Loan duo Reece Brown and Osman Kakay are pushing for their first starts for the club.