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Justin Edinburgh: Big selection poser

Justin Edinburgh: Big selection poser

Exiles manager Justin Edinburgh has a selection dilemma ahead of the season opener against Stanley.

Midfielders Adam Chapman, Robbie Willmott, Max Porter, Mike Flynn and Lee Minshull are all vying for a place in the starting XI and Edinburgh must now decide on his best formula.

The League Two newcomers could hand debuts to defenders Harry Worley and Ryan Jackson. New striker Chris Zebroski is also in contention to play some part.

The visitors could hand as many as eight players their debuts for the trip to Wales.

Stanley boss James Beattie has enjoyed a productive first summer in charge as he prepares to unveil his new-look squad against County.

Defenders Nicky Hunt and Rob Atkinson are set to start at the back while midfielders Josh Windass, Piero Mingoia and Michael Richardson are all vying for places in the middle.

Former Leeds and Portsmouth striker Danny Webber could partner fellow new boy Shay McCartan in attack.

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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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