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John Oster and Craig Beattie are doubts for Barnet.

Former Everton midfielder Oster has sat out the last three matches with a hamstring injury and is not expected to recover in time.

Ex-Celtic and Swansea striker Beattie was also forced to miss last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Plymouth with a hamstring problem and he will be checked over.

Player-manager Edgar Davids has drafted in Watford midfielder Ross Jenkins on a month's loan so he could make his debut.

Davids is still without forwards Ricky Holmes (foot) and Steve Kabba (knee) but Luke Gambin pushed his claims for a start with a goal for the reserves in midweek and fellow striker Jamal Lowe is back from a loan spell at Boreham Wood.

Andy Parrish remains Morecambe's only injury doubt.

Parrish has been sidelined in recent weeks with a thigh problem and will be assessed ahead of the trip to Underhill.

The Shrimps are enjoying a rich vein of form, winning five of their past eight matches, but goalkeeper Barry Roche believes the struggling Bees will provide them with a stern test.

He said: "It's always tough when you go to Barnet, no matter what position they are in the league, it's always a tough place to go.

"We've seen that over recent years where we've had a couple of really good battles with them.

"They're in desperate need of the points so it's a good game and a game we're all looking forward to."

Forward Jordan Burrow is pushing for inclusion after bagging a brace during Morecambe's 2-0 reserve win over Tranmere in midweek.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Tranmere  
Cambridge Utd v Hartlepool  
Carlisle v Oxford Utd  
Luton v Northamptn  
Newport v Accrington  
Plymouth v Cheltenhm  
Shrewsbury v Portsmth  
Southend v Bury  
Stevenage v Burton Alb  
Wycombe v Dag + Red  

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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