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Mangan: Still out for Cod Army

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Fleetwood will once again be without Andy Mangan after the striker suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from a knee injury.

Mangan returned to action in a midweek behind-closed-doors friendly and opened the scoring before leaving the action with a recurrence of the problem.

Dean Howell returned to training this week following an ankle injury suffered in the draw at York but is unlikely to be risked at this stage, while fellow defender and captain Steve McNulty remains on the sidelines with a calf injury.

Recent loan signing Rob Edwards is expected to make his second appearance for the Cod Army at centre-back in the skipper's absence.

Last week's surprise 1-0 home defeat against Wycombe saw Cheltenham edge Fleetwood out of the automatic promotion places.

Neal Ardley will be hunting his first win in charge of AFC Wimbledon but will do so without the help of several players.

A quartet of players missed his first game in charge, the 2-1 home defeat to Plymouth, and all four are likely to miss out again.

Mat Mitchel-King and Dale Bennett, on loan from Watford, both have back problems, with fellow defenders Pim Balkestein and Callum McNaughton sidelined by groin and knee problems respectively.

Striker Luke Moore will continue up front and he is relishing the opportunity to get Wimbledon's season back on track.

"The results have not been going for us lately," he told Dons Player. "In patches of games we have been playing better football than the other teams and we will go there with confidence that we can get a result."

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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 Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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