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Johnny Mullins: Misses out through suspension

Johnny Mullins: Misses out through suspension

Rotherham manager Steve Evans has a selection headache for their home clash with Exeter.

Defender Johnny Mullins is suspended following his red card in Saturday's damaging defeat at Morecambe and that leaves Evans with a defensive dilemma as Mark Bradley (foot), Liam Ridehalgh (thigh) and Claude Davis (dead leg) are also out.

Midfielder Lee Frecklington is unlikely to feature as he still battles with a virus that has kept him out of the last two games, while Danny Kearns (Achilles) is also expected to be out, with Evans unlikely to name a full 18-man squad.

Kari Arnason is likely to drop into defence alongside Craig Morgan, while top scorer Daniel Nardiello is hoping for a recall having been left out of the 2-1 loss at the Globe Arena.

The Millers are on a terrible run of form which has undermined their automatic promotion bid, having won two of their last nine games.

Exeter expect to have Jamie Cureton available.

The Grecians' top scorer, 27, missed the 1-0 defeat to Dagenham, the club's third defeat in a row, after failing to overcome the knock he picked up against Rochdale.

But the veteran is expected to return to the attack as sixth play seventh in League Two.

However, boss Paul Tisdale is likely to be without the services of Kevin Amankwaah, who has gone for a scan on his ankle after being forced off in the opening stages on Saturday.

Amankwaah had replaced Steve Tully in the team and, with the full-back still sidelined with a broken toe, Aaron Dawson is now set to get the nod to come into defence.

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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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