Braintree boss Alan Devonshire could be boosted by the return of up to three players when they take on Macclesfield.

Dean Wells (dead leg) and Alan Massey (ankle) missed the Irons' Essex Senior Cup clash with Harlow but are likely to come back into the fold on Tuesday.

Bernard Mensah, on loan from Watford, is in contention to make his first start for the club but Chez Isaac (knee) remains sidelined.

Braintree have not played a home game since December 28 due to a series of postponements, so Sam Habergham has had additional time to build up his fitness as he recovers from a shoulder injury.

Macclesfield boss John Askey could freshen things up for the trip.

Forward Chris Holroyd came off the bench to score in last week's 3-1 win over Lincoln, and he could return to the starting line-up.

Defender George Whiteoak, who recently returned from his loan spell at Congleton Town, will be looking to force his way into the first-team picture.

Meanwhile, fellow youngster Liam Baker is unavailable for selection after joining Radcliffe Borough on loan.