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Sercombe: Back for Grecians

Sercombe: Back for Grecians

Liam Sercombe and Alan Gow are set to return to Paul Tisdale's Exeter starting XI.

The duo returned to the bench for last weekend's defeat to Northampton after recovering from ankle injuries.

But Tisdale is set to ring the changes following successive losses and both are expected to be handed a starting role.

Striker Gow did replace Kevin Amankwaah at the break in that fixture and he is now likely to drop to the bench with Steve Tully moving over to right-back.

Returning midfielder Sercombe insists he is ready to get the Grecians' season back on track after declaring himself fully fit.

"He (manager Paul Tisdale) has brought me back in slowly, but I felt great on Saturday and now I am ready to start a match," he told the Western Morning News.

"I am confident I will start the game on Saturday and push the team forward. The manager might decide to change a couple of tactical things on Saturday and try something new."

Chesterfield are boosted by the return of Marc Richards and Nathan Smith.

Richards has been absent since he was carried from the field on a stretcher after suffering an ankle injury during the closing stages of the thrilling 4-3 home win over Accrington on September 18.

The 30-year-old striker, who scored his first goal for the Spireites following his summer arrival from rivals Port Vale in that game against Stanley, has trained this week and will travel to Devon.

Smith, sidelined since the end of August with his ankle injury, played the full 90 minutes of a reserve team game on Wednesday night and the left-back will also be in the squad.

Sam Togwell is nursing a bruised knee following last weekend's home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge and he will undergo a late fitness test.

Elsewhere in midfield, Danny Whitaker is expected to be fit after a groin problem but Mark Allott (hamstring) will remain out.

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League Two Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld
Exeter v Torquay
Fleetwood v Wycombe
Hartlepool v Morecambe
Mansfield v Cheltenham
Newport v Burton Alb
Northamptn v Portsmouth
Plymouth v AFC W'don
Scunthorpe v Oxford Utd

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 43 8 71
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 Portsmouth 43 -11 54
15 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
16 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
17 Accrington 43 -3 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 43 -5 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 43 -10 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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