Danny Spendlove and Charlie Mpi return to the Stones squad for Saturday's Ryman Premier League trip.

Winger Spendlove was unavailable for Wednesday's League Cup final defeat to Leatherhead but he is almost certain to be restored to the first team after hitting some of his best form in recent weeks since joining the club.

However Wednesday's star performer, goalkeeper Sean Thomas, is a doubt after injuring a knee and hip.

Stones manager Gordon Bartlett felt his side were hard done by in Surrey and admits his players have to find some energy from somewhere if they are to get back on course for the play-offs.

"I was bitterly disappointed at the manner of the defeat," he said. "To lose on penalties was very hard to take but to play for 75 minutes with nine men you have got to take your hat off to the boys. Their work-rate and desire not to concede was fantastic. I thought Chris O'Leary and Sean Thomas stood out for us but Marvin McCoy was simply outstanding.

"Unfortunately, we have got no silverware to show for our efforts and the players are disappointed.They have nothing left in the tank."

Bartlett plans to give his squad a much-needed breather next week ahead of a hectic April. In the meantime, he has backed James Gray to appeal against his sending off in the second half of extra time for what the referee deemed was handball in the box.

"Jimmy is adamant it hit him on the shoulder and he is looking for any video evidence which could support an appeal," added Bartlett. "I though both sendings off were harsh. Kieron (Forbes) has just slipped on the surface and his momentum has carried him through. There was no malice in the tackle."

Our prediction: The return of Spendlove is a boost but Stones are bound to be suffering from the after effects of playing so long on Wednesday. A draw would be admirable but a 2-1 defeat could be on the cards.