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Fortune: Back for Bees

Fortune: Back for Bees

Bradford striker Nahki Wells has been given the all-clear to return to action.

Wells missed last week's draw with Accrington due to an on-going hip problem, but specialists this week have told the 22-year-old he has only sustained minor damage and he could be included in the squad.

Manager Phil Parkinson is boosted by the return of Ricky Ravenhill who has been sidelined so far this season with a knee injury, but fellow midfielder Ritchie Jones is still several weeks away from a return as he too recovers from a knee problem.

Striker Alan Connell is pressing for his first league start at home following his late equaliser at Accrington.

Jon McLaughlin hopes to retain his place in goal, but Parkinson may opt to recall Matt Duke, while defender Rory McArdle and striker Garry Thompson are hoping to feature.

Barnet welcome back skipper Jon Fortune for the trip.

The former Charlton centre-half missed last weekend's 3-1 defeat by Gillingham with a knee injury but has been passed fit.

Fellow defender Jack Saville, who scored the Bees' goal on Saturday, limped off in the second half with an ankle knock but should also be available along with midfielder Mark Byrne, who came off at half-time with ankle trouble.

Liam O'Brien is still out with a groin strain so former Arsenal and Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack keeps his place.

Defender Danny Senda and striker Steve Kabba are recovering from long-term knee injuries suffered last season.

The Bees are bottom of League Two with just one point from five games.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Newport
Accrington v Mansfield
Bury v Plymouth
Cheltenham v Fleetwood
Chesterfld v Exeter
Morecambe v Scunthorpe
Oxford Utd v York City  
Rochdale v Southend
Torquay v Dag + Red
Wycombe v Northamptn

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 42 25 76
2 Rochdale 42 22 75
3 Chesterfld 42 27 74
4 Fleetwood 42 13 69
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 42 12 62
7 Oxford Utd 42 8 62
8 York City 42 8 61
9 Plymouth 42 -2 58
10 Mansfield 42 -6 56
11 Bury 42 5 54
12 Dag + Red 42 -4 54
13 Newport 42 -3 53
14 AFC W'don 42 -5 52
15 Cheltenham 42 -8 52
16 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
17 Accrington 42 -3 50
18 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
19 Morecambe 42 -14 49
20 Exeter 42 -6 48
21 Bristol R 42 -9 47
22 Wycombe 42 -9 46
23 Northamptn 42 -19 46
24 Torquay 42 -23 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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