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Crewe are sweating on the fitness of Ashley Westwood ahead of the crunch fixture.

Westwood suffered severe bruising to his foot during last weekend's 1-1 draw at Torquay and is currently rated as 50/50.

If Westwood fails to recover, Lee Bell is ready to step in having impressed when he replaced his team-mate at Plainmoor.

Captain David Artell is hoping to recover from a hamstring injury, but fellow defender Carl Martin is ruled out with a similar complaint.

Dan Shelley is back in training following a calf problem and provides an extra option for boss Steve Davis in midfield.

A point against the Shots will be enough for Alex to secure their place in the League Two play-off places.

Meanwhile, Jordan Roberts will be suspended for Aldershot.

The youngster was sent off in the closing stages of last weekend's 2-2 draw against Rotherham and now serves a one-match suspension.

On-loan defender Troy Brown is back in contention for the clash at Gresty Road having been unable to face his parent club last Saturday.

Brown's absence forced one change against the Millers, with midfielder Josh Payne restored to manager Dean Holdsworth's reshuffled XI after a hamstring injury.

Holdsworth is not expected to have any new injury problems for the clash, leaving just long-term absentees Ross Worner (back), Alex Rodman (pulmonary embolism) and Michael Rankine (leg) in the treatment room.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Tranmere
Cambridge Utd v Hartlepool
Carlisle v Oxford Utd
Luton v Northamptn
Newport v Accrington
Plymouth v Cheltenhm
Shrewsbury v Portsmth
Southend v Bury
Stevenage v Burton Alb  
Wycombe v Dag + Red

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 14 10 28
2 Burton Alb 14 2 28
3 Luton 14 7 27
4 Bury 14 7 26
5 Shrewsbury 14 11 24
6 Plymouth 14 6 23
7 Morecambe 14 4 23
8 Newport 14 4 22
9 Cheltenhm 14 1 22
10 Southend 14 1 21
11 Portsmth 14 0 20
12 AFC W'don 14 -1 19
13 Exeter 14 -2 19
14 Accrington 14 -4 19
15 Cambridge Utd 14 7 18
16 Northamptn 14 1 18
17 Mansfield 14 -4 18
18 Stevenage 14 -4 17
19 Oxford Utd 14 -3 16
20 Dag + Red 14 -7 14
21 Carlisle 14 -8 12
22 York City 14 -7 11
23 Hartlepool 14 -14 11
24 Tranmere 14 -7 10

Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014

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