Bristol R v Wimbledon preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bristol Rovers and AFC Wimbledon at the Memorial Stadium.

Last Updated: 05/04/13 at 10:58   

Tom Parkes: Ruled out for Pirates

Tom Parkes: Ruled out for Pirates

Bristol Rovers will be without captain Tom Parkes.

Parkes is suspended after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season in the 4-2 win over Dagenham on Monday and that means a first start for Port Vale loanee Clayton McDonald.

They will also be without influential midfielder John-Joe O'Toole who has returned to Colchester after the end of his loan spell.

Goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall will return to training in the build-up to the match and is expected to play after missing Monday's clash with an ankle injury sustained during the warm-up.

John Ward says his players must aim to finish the season inside the top half of the table, a real achievement considering Rovers were bottom on Boxing Day.

Sammy Moore is poised to return to the AFC Wimbledon squad for the trip.

Moore missed both of the Dons' fixtures over Easter - which both ended in 1-0 defeats - through illness but is back in training.

However, fellow midfielder Peter Sweeney is set to sit out again as he recovers from a foot injury.

Jim Fenlon remains sidelined by a back problem but Curtis Osano has overcome his recent calf injury and Huw Johnson is fit after a groin problem

Experienced striker Gary Alexander will be pushing for a return to the starting line-up after dropping to the bench for Monday's defeat by Barnet.

Midfielder Harry Pell will be lining up against his former club.

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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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