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Richards: In contention for Chesterfield

Richards: In contention for Chesterfield

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Striker Marc Richards is closing in on a return to Chesterfield's squad after spending over a month on the sidelines.

Richards has been an absentee since suffering an ankle injury in the 4-3 home win over Accrington on September 18, and having travelled to Exeter with the first-team squad on Saturday, is now ready to make his comeback.

Goalkeeper Tommy Lee will also be in contention after making a full recovery from shoulder ligament damage.

Craig Clay was given his first league start in two years in the 1-0 victory at St James' Park and is set to keep his place in Tommy Wright's side along with former youth-team colleague Tendayi Darikwa.

Jack Lester and Neal Trotman were made to settle for a place on the bench along with midfielder Danny Whitaker on his return from a groin injury.

Mark Allott remains sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Fleetwood expect to welcome back captain Steve McNulty.

Centre-back McNulty missed the Cod Army's back-to-back home games against Wycombe and AFC Wimbledon over the last two weekends with a calf injury but is fit to return.

Experienced midfielder Damien Johnson is doubtful with a hamstring injury while Shaun Beeley faces a late fitness test on the thigh problem that ruled him out of Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Dons.

Dean Howell is set to continue at left-back having completed 90 minutes on his comeback from an ankle problem.

Andy Mangan (knee) remains sidelined and the participation of fellow striker Jon Parkin is in doubt after he missed out on Saturday due to family reasons.

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League Two Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
AFC W'don v Plymouth  
Accrington v Hartlepool  
Cambridge Utd v Cheltenhm  
Carlisle v Burton Alb  
Exeter v Wycombe  
Luton v Dag + Red  
Morecambe v York City  
Newport v Southend  
Northamptn v Oxford Utd
Portsmth v Stevenage  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 13 11 28
2 Bury 13 12 26
3 Burton Alb 13 1 25
4 Luton 13 5 24
5 Plymouth 13 6 22
6 Morecambe 13 4 22
7 Shrewsbury 13 6 21
8 Southend 13 2 21
9 Newport 13 3 19
10 Cheltenhm 13 0 19
11 Cambridge Utd 13 8 18
12 Northamptn 13 3 18
13 AFC W'don 13 -1 18
14 Portsmth 13 -1 17
15 Stevenage 13 -3 17
16 Mansfield 13 -4 17
17 Exeter 13 -3 16
18 Accrington 13 -6 16
19 Dag + Red 13 -5 14
20 Oxford Utd 13 -5 13
21 Carlisle 13 -7 12
22 Hartlepool 13 -12 11
23 York City 13 -7 10
24 Tranmere 13 -7 9

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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