Midfielder Andy Burgess is available for Mansfield as he has finished his month-long suspension for betting on games he played in.Striker Jake Speight (knee) and defender Luke Jones (suspension) are both out while midfielder Oliver Hotchkiss (illness) is a doubt.
Rushden defender Simon Downer faces a late fitness test after suffering a back injury against Oxford in midweek.
Craig Farrell and Jefferson Louis will compete for a place up front.
Rushden & Diamonds assistant manager Michael Stone told BBC Radio Northampton:
"We've played Mansfield at home and we got a good result.
"They're physically very tough and they rely on set-pieces.
"If we can counteract those elements of their team with our style of play, we might be able to pose them problems."
Source: BBC Sport