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James Beattie: Set for Stanley recall

James Beattie: Set for Stanley recall

Francis Jeffers could be in contention for a first Stanley start in midweek.

The former Everton and Arsenal striker joined until the end of the season last week and appeared as a second-half substitute during Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Northampton.

Jeffers replaced Craig Lindfield, who made a surprise return from an ankle injury and is set to be involved once more.

Accrington's other ex-England international forward, James Beattie, was rested at the weekend and is expected to return against the Cod Army.

Amine Linganzi was handed a maiden Reds start in midfield at Sixfields and will hope to win favour with manager Leam Richardson once more, while defender Michael Liddle should be available again following a bout of illness.

The visitors have injury doubts over Steven Gillespie and Dean Howell ahead of the trip to face the League Two strugglers.

Former Colchester striker Gillespie suffered a recurrence of his hamstring problem and missed Saturday's goalless draw at home to Exeter - the fourth time in five outings that Graham Alexander's side have failed to find the net.

Defender Howell limped off early in the second half against the Grecians, although the full extent of his leg injury is not yet clear.

Alexander has a boost in midfield, where Jamie McGuire returns from a three-match suspension, although Jamie Allen (ankle) is working his way back to fitness alongside ex-Derby and Preston centre-back Youl Mawene.

Mawene's fellow defender Nathan Pond returned from a seven-match absence at the weekend and said: "We've got three games coming up now against lower teams, but they will be just as hard because they will be fighting for their lives, so I am looking forward to Tuesday. The next few games are winnable on paper."

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Newport  
Accrington v Mansfield  
Bury v Plymouth  
Cheltenham v Fleetwood  
Chesterfld v Exeter  
Morecambe v Scunthorpe  
Oxford Utd v York City  
Rochdale v Southend  
Torquay v Dag + Red  
Wycombe v Northamptn  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 42 25 76
2 Rochdale 42 22 75
3 Chesterfld 42 27 74
4 Fleetwood 42 13 69
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 42 12 62
7 Oxford Utd 42 8 62
8 York City 42 8 61
9 Plymouth 42 -2 58
10 Mansfield 42 -6 56
11 Bury 42 5 54
12 Dag + Red 42 -4 54
13 Newport 42 -3 53
14 AFC W'don 42 -5 52
15 Cheltenham 42 -8 52
16 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
17 Accrington 42 -3 50
18 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
19 Morecambe 42 -14 49
20 Exeter 42 -6 48
21 Bristol R 42 -9 47
22 Wycombe 42 -9 46
23 Northamptn 42 -19 46
24 Torquay 42 -23 39

Updated Sat, 12 Apr 2014

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