Darlington will be forced into at least three changes with captain Clark Keltie banned and on-loan duo Mark Albrighton and Anthony Griffith cup-tied.
Julian Joachim could start and Matt Clarke could also return. Phil Stamp (hamstring) is closing in on his comeback but Darren Holloway is out.
Mansfield boss Peter Shirtliff will have an almost fully fit squad.
However, midfielder Stephen Dawson is still struggling to shake off the back strain which has kept him out.
Also this week, Stags boss Peter Shirtliff had doubts over Richie Barker, Johnny Mullins and Jonathan D'Laryea, but all are expected to feature as is Asa Charlton who missed the defeat at Rochdale.