If the Imps manage to overturn ninth-placed
Anything less than a Dons victory at Hartlepool today could allow the Imps back into second place, a spot that's eluded them since the first week of December.
The Imps will, however, have to cope without captain Paul Morgan, who serves a one-match ban following his dismissal in Moday's 2-2 with the franchise.
Much-travelled centre-half Adie Moses is the likely deputy in defence, with the former
For the Shrews, there will be no place in the side for former Imps man Derek Asamoah, as the diminutive front-man is still carrying an ankle injury.
The Ghanian-born striker made 27 league appearances as an Imp, scoring just twice.
Meanwile, Shrews defender Kelvin Langmead (hamstring) is expected to shake off injury and continue in defence for Gary Peters' side.
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