Northampton goalkeeper Chris Dunn could be set for a surprise return to action for the clash with Stevenage on Saturday.
Dunn needed 14 stitches in a serious facial injury when he collided with Bury's Damien Mozika a fortnight ago and was expected to miss the rest of the run-in.
But after replacement Steve Collis picked up a thigh injury at Stockport on Monday, the strugglers are down to just youth-team keeper Paul Walker as they bid to stay in the Football League.
Manager Gary Johnson said: "Chris has had the stitches out so we'll have to see how he is. He might have to play in one of those Phantom of the Opera-type masks.
"We'll see if we can get him back. Paul Walker did well on his debut at Stockport, he came out and made a couple of good catches when we were under pressure.
"He's a good shot stopper but I think against a Stevenage side who play the way they do you want someone who is 6ft-plus in goal."