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Team news ahead of Friday evening's League Two clash between Barnet and Northampton Town at Underhill (kick-off 8pm).

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John: Doubtful for Bees

John: Doubtful for Bees

Barnet are likely to be without striker Collins John.

The Dutchman limped off with a quad injury just 15 minutes into his Bees debut as the rock-bottom club fell to a 4-1 defeat at home to Plymouth.

Ricky Holmes was forced off with an ankle injury with 10 minutes remaining, which could mean 18-year-old striker Jamal Lowe is given a starting berth against the Cobblers.

Edgar Davids is expected to be in the squad, and could feature on the bench.

Curtis Weston is still struggling with a thigh injury but should return to training soon, while Ishmail Kamara may require an operation on his shoulder injury.

Northampton could be unchanged.

The Cobblers claimed their biggest win of the season in their last league fixture, beating Exeter 3-0 at Sixfields. That victory came on the back of a Johnstone's Paint Trophy triumph over League One side Colchester.

Boss Aidy Boothroyd rotated his squad for the U's game but picked his strongest possible XI against the Grecians, which meant partnering Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clive Platt up front with leading goalscorer Alex Nicholls operating on the left wing.

And Boothroyd has hinted the side will line up in a similar way at Barnet on Friday night, which will mean a first away game for teenage Manchester City midfielder Emyr Huws.

Another loanee - full-back Danny East - could perhaps force his way back into the side if he recovers from a shoulder injury.

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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