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Adam McGurk: Doubtful for Rovers

Adam McGurk: Doubtful for Rovers

Tranmere expect to be without attacking duo Adam McGurk and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

McGurk was substituted during the closing minutes of last weekend's vital 2-1 victory over fellow promotion chasers Brentford and is facing two weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Akpa-Akpro - recently back from a lengthy absence due to a broken metatarsal - sustained a heavy blow to the ribs in the match and, although X-rays revealed no fractures, he is unlikely to feature against the Robins.

"There are one or two doubts - McGurk and Akpa Akpro are the biggest," Rovers boss Ronnie Moore told his club's official website.

"I'd say McGurk will miss it and Akpa Akpro is 90 per cent missing it. We're not short, but we'll miss the Akpa Akpro pace up front.

"Adam is probably going to be out for a fortnight with a hamstring injury and Akpa Akpro needs a week to get over the rib injury he got."

Captain James Wallace is still missing in midfield due to a medial knee ligament injury.

Swindon will be without Danny Hollands.

The on-loan Charlton midfielder has been ruled out for six weeks after picking up a fifth metatarsal stress fracture in last weekend's 2-0 win over Shrewsbury.

Manager Paolo Di Canio is keen to extend Hollands' stay at the County Ground as he sees his experience as a crucial factor during the run-in.

Captain Alan McCormack is set to start at left-back despite Jay McEveley returning to action against the Shrews.

The former Blackburn defender played for the final 10 minutes of the match after recovering from knee surgery which had ruled him out since early December.

McEveley's involvement came due to a slight hamstring injury to Joe Devera but he is available again.

Former Tottenham defender Troy Archibald-Henville is still sidelined following a knee operation and treatment.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston
Bristol C v Notts Co
Carlisle v Walsall
Colchester v Oldham
Coventry v Swindon
Crawley v Leyton Or
Gillingham v Tranmere
Port Vale v MK Dons
Shrewsbury v Crewe
Wolves v Rotherham

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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