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Morecambe are sweating on the fitness of goalkeeper Barry Roche ahead of the midweek tie.

Roche, who spent time on the sidelines a month ago with a back problem, suffered a leg injury during Saturday's 1-1 FA Cup first round draw against Rochdale.

If the 30-year-old Irishman is ruled out, former Preston keeper Andreas Arestidou is ready to deputise.

Elsewhere, Shrimps boss Jim Bentley will welcome back Jordan Mustoe and Richard Brodie.

On-loan Wigan full-back Mustoe was not made available by his parent club at the weekend, while ex-York striker Brodie - himself on loan from Crawley - has completed a three-match ban after being sent off in the closing stages of October's 1-0 home win over Southend.

Accrington manager Leam Richardson will assess the fitness of on-loan Rotherham midfielder Danny Schofield ahead of the npower League Two derby clash with Morecambe.

Schofield missed Saturday's FA Cup first-round victory over AFC Fylde through injury but is back in training and has a chance of facing the Shrimps.

Charlie Barnett ended his own spell on the sidelines with an ankle problem by appearing as a late substitute during the 4-1 weekend win and is in contention to feature once more.

The Reds' camp has been hit by a virus over recent days but none of the players affected are expected to miss out.

Having failed to find the net in 13 previous appearances this season, former Leeds youngster Will Hatfield scored all four Stanley goals on Saturday and will build on this form at the Globe Arena.

The game is Richardson's first league game since being named as Paul Cook's successor, although he masterminded a 1-0 victory against Bristol Rovers as caretaker boss 10 days ago.

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League Two Fixtures

Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:00
Morecambe v Exeter
Friday, 31 October 2014
19:45
Accrington v Morecambe  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Burton Alb v Plymouth  
Bury v Cambridge Utd  
Cheltenhm v York City  
Dag + Red v Shrewsbury  
Exeter v Luton  
Hartlepool v Newport  
Mansfield v Southend  
Northamptn v AFC W'don  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Luton 15 8 30
2 Wycombe 15 10 29
3 Burton Alb 15 1 28
4 Shrewsbury 15 12 27
5 Bury 15 7 27
6 Plymouth 15 9 26
7 Newport 15 4 23
8 Morecambe 14 4 23
9 Southend 15 1 22
10 Cheltenhm 15 -2 22
11 Cambridge Utd 15 8 21
12 AFC W'don 15 -1 20
13 Portsmth 15 -1 20
14 Stevenage 15 -3 20
15 Accrington 15 -4 20
16 Exeter 14 -2 19
17 Mansfield 15 -4 19
18 Northamptn 15 0 18
19 Oxford Utd 15 -4 16
20 Carlisle 15 -7 15
21 Dag + Red 15 -7 15
22 York City 15 -7 12
23 Tranmere 15 -7 11
24 Hartlepool 15 -15 11

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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