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Marcos Painter: Ruled out through injury

Marcos Painter: Ruled out through injury

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Pompey will be without Marcos Painter when they host Chesterfield.

The defender, recently signed from Brighton, suffered a hamstring injury during last weekend's 2-2 draw at Mansfield and faces a couple of weeks on the sidelines.

Yassin Moutaouakil came on to replace Painter, with Joe Devera switching from right to left-back, but Dan Butler or Danny East will also be in the frame to step in.

Winger Ricky Holmes, who has made three substitute appearances since recovering from a foot injury, is pushing to make his full debut following his summer switch from Barnet.

Ian Evatt could be included in the Spireites squad for the first time this weekend.

Former Spireite Evatt rejoined the club last month but has yet to feature for the first team as he regains full fitness following nine months out after knee surgery.

But the defender, 31, manager Paul Cook's captain-in-waiting, has played in two behind-closed-doors friendly matches in the past 11 days and Cook feels he is now ready to be considered.

Fellow centre-half Matty Brown is the only injury absentee as he recovers from a hamstring problem.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 06 September 2014
12:15
Luton Town v Plymouth  
15:00
Accrington v Tranmere  
Carlisle v AFC W'don  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Mansfield  
Hartlepool v Shrewsbury  
Morecambe v Cheltenham  
Southend v Oxford Utd  
Stevenage v York City  
Wycombe v Bury  

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Sat, 30 Aug 2014

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