DEAN KEATES admits he has got decisions to make when it comes to selecting his back-three for today's clash against Notts County at Meadow Lane.

Fiacre Kelleher is available after missing last Saturday's 3-0 win over Bromley through suspension.

Reds' captain Shaun Pearson has made a full recovery from a longstanding foot injury and replaced Kelleher in the heart of the Reds' defence for the Ravens clash.

After making just his fourth appearance of the season, Pearson insists he is not guaranteed a starting place due to the Kelleher's outstanding form.

With more centre-back options at his disposal, Keates says he is spoilt for choice and welcomed the selection headache.

"We have got a fully fit squad now everybody is back so I have got decisions to make," said Keates.

"Everybody is playing well and competing, and it is the strongest we have been all season so that stands us in good stead going forward.

"Kells has been absolutely outstanding and Shaun is a very honest pro, he sees it the way it is.

"I have got a decision to make on the back end of it.

"The games are coming thick and fast so I have to make the decision that I feel is best to combat what Notts County are about, and the best to get us three points."

The likes of James Horsfield, Paul Rutherford and Devonte Redmond have not even made the matchday squad in recent weeks but Keates says places will be up grabs if players aren't performing.

"We are in a good place and everybody is fit," said Keates.

"Unlike everybody else in the division who is able to make signings and add to their squad, we can only go with what we have got and that has been the case since January.

"Coming into the last 13 games, we are the strongest we've been all season and that is testament to the group that they are all coming back and they are all competing.

"There are players who are not in the 16 but they are giving it everything in training.

"If those players in the starting XI aren't doing it, the subs and players on the outside are there to take their tops."