Lincoln duo Michael Bostwick and Jorge Grant remain doubtful for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash with Oxford.
The pair both missed Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Rochdale, but caretaker boss Jamie McCombe said they were close to a return.
On-loan midfielder Jake Hesketh could be included after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Lee Frecklington and Tom Pett, who have yet to feature this season, remain sidelined.
Oxford trio Shandon Baptiste, Jamie Mackie and Elliott Moore have returned to training ahead of their side’s trip to Sincil Bank.
Baptiste travelled with the squad to Bolton in midweek but did not feature after feeling a reaction to a knee problem he sustained at the weekend.
Mackie and Moore did not travel after suffering from back spasms, but have been involved in light training.
Jamie Hanson is expected to miss out with a hamstring problem.