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Bristol Rovers striker Eliot Richards is John Ward's only question mark.

The 21-year-old, who has scored twice in his last five appearances, is a slight doubt but the club hope he will take part in training and still be in contention as Rovers look for their third consecutive victory.

Midfielder Jim Paterson is sidelined with a hamstring complaint while John-Joe O'Toole is expected to keep his place in the starting line-up after his loan from Colchester was extended until April.

The 3-1 victory at Rotherham was the last match of his initial one-month stay but Rovers have prolonged the deal for the maximum period possible for an emergency loan.

Scottish striker David Clarkson made his comeback from injury after a month on the sidelines against the Millers and he is set to be involved again.

Ellis Harrison is likely to be in the matchday squad after scoring a memorable goal on only his second senior appearance.

Edgar Davids is back for Barnet's trip.

The Bees' player-boss missed last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Burton with a virus but is fit again and set to start in midfield.

Jake Hyde also returns to the squad after he sat out against Albion with a groin strain, while fellow striker Jon Nurse is available after a three-match ban.

Another forward, Harry Crawford, impressed as a late substitute at Burton following his switch from non-league Dartford so he is pushing for a full debut.

But Steve Kabba (knee) and Ishmail Kamara (shoulder) are still out injured while fellow forward Collins John has left Underhill following an injury-hit spell in which he managed just two appearances.

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League Two Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
AFC W'don v Plymouth  
Accrington v Hartlepool  
Cambridge Utd v Cheltenhm  
Carlisle v Burton Alb  
Exeter v Wycombe  
Luton v Dag + Red  
Morecambe v York City  
Newport v Southend  
Northamptn v Oxford Utd  
Portsmth v Stevenage  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 13 11 28
2 Bury 13 12 26
3 Burton Alb 13 1 25
4 Luton 13 5 24
5 Plymouth 13 6 22
6 Morecambe 13 4 22
7 Shrewsbury 13 6 21
8 Southend 13 2 21
9 Newport 13 3 19
10 Cheltenhm 13 0 19
11 Cambridge Utd 13 8 18
12 Northamptn 13 3 18
13 AFC W'don 13 -1 18
14 Portsmth 13 -1 17
15 Stevenage 13 -3 17
16 Mansfield 13 -4 17
17 Exeter 13 -3 16
18 Accrington 13 -6 16
19 Dag + Red 13 -5 14
20 Oxford Utd 13 -5 13
21 Carlisle 13 -7 12
22 Hartlepool 13 -12 11
23 York City 13 -7 10
24 Tranmere 13 -7 9

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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