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Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Morecambe and Oxford United at the Globe Arena (kick-off 1pm).

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Andy Parrish: In contention for the Shrimps

Andy Parrish: In contention for the Shrimps

Morecambe defender Andy Parrish is back in contention after he missed out against Wycombe last Saturday.

The 24-year-old picked up a knock in training prior to last week's 2-2 draw at Adams Park but came through a midweek reserves match unscathed and looks set to be in manager Jim Bentley's plans.

Midfielder Andrew Fleming will return from suspension after serving his one-match ban against Wycombe due to picking up five yellow cards this season.

Attacking duo Danny Carlton and Jordan Burrow remain sidelined with knee injuries which have kept them out since September and November respectively.

A win for the Shrimps would extend their unbeaten home run in the league to seven games.

Oxford manager Chris Wilder will be without suspended midfielder Simon Heslop.

Heslop will serve the first game of his three-match ban after the Football Association rejected an appeal against his sending off during last weekend's 1-1 draw with npower League Two strugglers Aldershot.

Long-term absentee Michael Duberry, who has not played a first-team match this campaign, featured in a practice match in midweek as he continues to recover from a neck injury, but is unlikely to be risked by the manager.

Otherwise, Wilder has no fresh injury or suspension concerns and is expected to stick with the team that has gone unbeaten for the last five games in all competitions.

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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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