Burton v Chesterfield preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Burton Albion and Chesterfield at the Pirelli Stadium.

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Michael Symes: Has shaken off groin concern

Michael Symes: Has shaken off groin concern

Michael Symes is expected to return to the Brewers squad after missing the draw at Dagenham a fortnight ago with a niggling groin injury.

The on-loan Leyton Orient striker has since seen a specialist in London and was able to rest up after the home game against Wycombe was postponed.

Calvin Zola has also benefited from the snowy weather. The striker would most likely have missed last weekend's match with the hip and hamstring problems that have been blighting him recently but he should also be fit.

Aaron Webster has resumed training after his hamstring issue while fellow defender Nathan Stanton is fit again following a knee injury.

Albion boss Gary Rowett brought in Lee Fowler on Thursday and the on-loan Doncaster midfielder will also be available.

The visitors will check on Armand Gnanduillet ahead of the short trip to Burton upon Trent.

Gnanduillet has been struggling with an abductor problem for the last three weeks but Blues boss Paul Cook hopes to have the big Ivorian striker back in contention.

Craig Clay could have returned to the squad against Plymouth last Saturday before the snow saw that game postponed. The midfielder, nearing fitness after a double hernia operation, has a better chance of inclusion this weekend.

Left-back Nathan Smith will miss the remainder of the season after breaking a bone in his foot during the win at Oxford on March 16.

Ahead of the trip to the Pirelli Stadium, where the Brewers have won their last nine league games on the spin, Cook said: "I think Burton are doing fantastically well and we should respect them.

"They've got a fantastic home record, do well away and that normally adds up to doing well.

"Their home record is quite awesome but we're going to go there on Saturday and one thing we'll tell our supporters is that we're going to have a go."

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League Two Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale  
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld  
Exeter v Torquay  
Fleetwood v Wycombe  
Hartlepool v Morecambe  
Mansfield v Cheltenham  
Newport v Burton Alb  
Northamptn v Portsmouth  
Plymouth v AFC W'don  
Scunthorpe v Oxford Utd  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 43 8 71
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 Portsmouth 43 -11 54
15 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
16 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
17 Accrington 43 -3 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 43 -5 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 43 -10 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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