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Mangan: Still out for Cod Army

Mangan: Still out for Cod Army

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, 26 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Morecambe  
Bury v Portsmouth  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Scunthorpe  
Fleetwood v Southend  
Mansfield v Torquay  
Oxford Utd v Accrington  
Plymouth v Hartlepool  
Rochdale v Cheltenham  
Wycombe v Bristol R  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 44 26 80
2 Chesterfld 44 28 78
3 Rochdale 44 20 78
4 Fleetwood 44 15 75
5 Burton Alb 44 8 72
6 Southend 44 16 68
7 York City 44 10 67
8 Oxford Utd 44 6 62
9 Plymouth 44 -7 58
10 Bury 44 8 57
11 Dag + Red 44 -4 57
12 Mansfield 44 -8 57
13 Portsmouth 44 -10 57
14 AFC W'don 44 -4 56
15 Newport 44 -3 55
16 Cheltenham 44 -7 55
17 Hartlepool 44 -4 52
18 Accrington 44 -4 51
19 Morecambe 44 -15 50
20 Exeter 44 -7 49
21 Wycombe 44 -10 47
22 Bristol R 44 -11 47
23 Northamptn 44 -20 47
24 Torquay 44 -23 42

Updated Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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