Notts County are likely to field a full strength team to best ensure that there is no cup upset at the hands of their non-league opponents.
Nathaniel Wedderburn is in contention following his arrival from Stoke City yesterday, but Derby County centre-back, Mitchell Hanson has not been given permission to play.
Further disappointment will be added by the news that Jonathan Forte will have to miss out, for the same reasons as Hanson.
Therefore, Jamie Forrester looks set to be given an opportunity to reclaim his place in his natural attacking role alongside Delroy Facey.
Stephen Hunt could feature for the first time since the end of last season after stepping up his comeback by playing in a friendly against Mansfield Town earlier in the week.
Jay Smith (groin), Michael Johnson (toe), Adam Tann (knee), Myles Weston (hamstring) and Matthew Hamshaw (knee) all remain sidelined.
Kettering Town will have former County defender, Guy Branston at the heart of their defence for the Sunday's trip to Meadow Lane.
Brett Solkhon is hoping to push his way into the starting line-up so that he can compete against his former team mate and good friend Richard Butcher.
Also fighting for starts will be striker, Mark Rawle and on-loan Watford defender, Dale Bennett, after signing earlier in the week.
In last year's FA Cup humiliation against Havant and Waterlooville, diminutive winger Alfie Potter was in the visitors' squad, and will be hoping to create a similar upset with the Poppies this year.