Morecambe v Bristol R preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Morecambe and Bristol Rovers at the Globe Arena.

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Morecambe will be without the services of Andrew Wright.

The Shrimps held out for an impressive 1-0 win over Port Vale despite Wright picking up a second yellow card in the 73rd minute.

The 28-year-old's one-game absence opens the door for Andrew Fleming to return in midfield.

Fleming was an unused substitute against Vale and has continued to build his fitness following an ankle injury sustained during last month's goalless draw with Cheltenham.

Morecambe have won four of five games since that match, moving them up to 10th in the table and boss Jim Bentley is unconcerned over talk of an unlikely play-off tilt.

"I was asked at the weekend about did I think we could make the play-offs but I am not even looking at that," he told the Morecambe Visitor. "I just want us to take every game as it comes and we will see where that puts us."

Bristol Rovers could be without attacking duo Ryan Brunt and Fabian Broghammer.

Both players had to be substituted in the midweek defeat to Rotherham and Broghammer's hamstring injury is set to rule him out while Brunt is classed as doubtful with a knee problem.

And with David Clarkson struggling with an ankle injury, Eliot Richards and Tom Hitchcock may be given an opportunity to resume the strike partnership that proved so deadly in the win at Fleetwood last month.

"They are a bit different to Ryan Brunt in the way they play the game, but it's not a worry for me if I decide to select them on Saturday because I know they both have the quality to pose defenders a problem," Ward told the Bristol Evening Post.

Rovers are still without a number of long-term absentees including goalkeeper Scott Bevan, captain Matt Gill and the likes of Adam Virgo and Matt Harrold.

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