Despite this, the young left winger is expected to be fit, as he has been making steady progress as the week's wore on.
It seems the only decision Dearden will have to make is that of who will start upfront.
Clive Platt's recent run of form have guarenteed him a starting spot, so Stallard and Heffernan will be competing for the role as the big man's partner.
It's anyones guess who'll start out of the pair, though Heffernan's recent form is surely warranting a start.
Notts (Probable): Mildenhall, Jenkins, Fenton, Barras, Richardson, Baldry, Caskey, Baraclough, Riley, Platt, Stallard/Heffernan.
Subs (from): Garden, Livesey, Nicholson, Brough, Bolland, Heffernan/Stallard, Hackworth, Francis, McFaul.