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Andy Sandell: Out until Christmas

Andy Sandell: Out until Christmas

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Newport defender Andy Sandell will miss the clash with Mansfield having been ruled out until Christmas.

Sandell, a vital member of the Exiles side, missed Saturday's draw at Scunthorpe and has undergone an operation on his ruptured ligaments and to remove a bone from his foot.

Justin Edinburgh is already without Bryan Anthony until 2014 and Max Porter is also sidelined but last season's top scorer Aaron O'Connor is nearing a return.

O'Connor has been suffering with a groin injury but is now running on his own and if he suffers no ill effects then he could rejoin his team-mates in 10 days' time.

James Jennings and Ollie Palmer are injury concerns for Mansfield ahead of their trip to south Wales to face fellow Football League newcomers Newport.

Defender Jennings (ankle) and striker Palmer (concussion) both suffered their injuries during the 3-0 home win over Dagenham last weekend and have yet to train since.

Stags boss Paul Cox said: "Both of them are 50-50 for Saturday and we will just have to wrap them up in cotton wool and give it until the last minute."

Anthony Howell and Kieran Murtagh are fit again but might struggle to force their way into Cox's squad while goalkeeper Ian Deakin continues his recovery from a dislocated shoulder.

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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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