Braintree Town are hoping that skipper Kenny Davis will be available to face Nuneaton when the Iron return to Skrill Premier action tomorrow.
Davis received a straight red card during their Essex Senior Cup semi-final win against AFC Hornchurch on Tuesday and will now face a ban.
However, Iron secretary Tom Woodley said FA rules state that a suspension should only come into effect 14 days after the match.
It means Davis should be available for selection for the visit of Nuneaton to the Amlin Stadium tomorrow as well as upcoming games against Forest Green Rovers and Wrexham.
The fact that Davis will be available will come as a boost for Braintree as fellow midfielder Chez Isaac remains sidelined by a knee ligament injury.
With rain forecast ahead of tomorrow’s 3pm kick-off, Braintree will be monitoring their home pitch and hoping they don’t lose another fixture through waterlogging.
The last league game to get played at the Amlin Stadium was against Tamworth on December 28 and, with just one Skrill Premier game played since then – away against Woking – Devonshire was pleased to see his players get action during the week.
In fact, it was getting a competitive game rather than the fact that they had made it through to their first Essex Senior Cup final in 17 years that pleased Devonshire most from their outing on Tuesday.
He said: “To be honest, I was looking at it as just a chance for some competitive action because we needed the game desperately.
“It was very difficult conditions and not the best of games.
“There was some rustiness there and a few tightened up, so we’ll have to look at that before the game on Saturday, but it was good to get back to playing.”
Meanwhile, the Iron boss added that he is still looking at the possibility of bringing in fresh loan players to bolster his squad ahead of a busy run of games in the next few weeks.