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The Cod Army boast a clean-bill of health ahead of this weekend's fixture as they look to make it back-to-back wins at home.

Graham Alexander's side moved up to fourth in the League Two table with a resounding 4-1 victory over Torquay last weekend and the manner of that win suggests the manager may not tinker with a winning formula.

However, Alexander has utilised most of his squad in the season's opening weeks and the likes of club captain Mark Roberts and joint-top scorer David Ball are waiting in the wings.

Commenting on Bury, Alexander said: "They've got a very experienced manager in Kevin Blackwell and they've got some decent players. I'm sure they'll be up for it because it's a north west derby."

The Shakers have Tom Soares available again when they make the short trip to Lancashire.

The former Crystal Palace midfielder has not featured since the middle of August because of a thigh problem, yet comes back into contention as Kevin Blackwell's side look to get back to winning ways following the defeat to Rochdale.

Blackwell will be forced to make a change in defence as full-back Shaun Beeley, an ever-present for the Shakers in the league this season, is not allowed to feature against his parent club.

Midfielder Craig Jones is another who has started every League Two clash for Bury yet he picked up a knock against Dale and is a doubt after missing training all week.

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League Two Fixtures

Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:00
Morecambe v Exeter
Friday, 31 October 2014
19:45
Accrington v Morecambe  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Burton Alb v Plymouth  
Bury v Cambridge Utd  
Cheltenhm v York City  
Dag + Red v Shrewsbury  
Exeter v Luton  
Hartlepool v Newport  
Mansfield v Southend  
Northamptn v AFC W'don  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Luton 15 8 30
2 Wycombe 15 10 29
3 Burton Alb 15 1 28
4 Shrewsbury 15 12 27
5 Bury 15 7 27
6 Plymouth 15 9 26
7 Newport 15 4 23
8 Morecambe 14 4 23
9 Southend 15 1 22
10 Cheltenhm 15 -2 22
11 Cambridge Utd 15 8 21
12 AFC W'don 15 -1 20
13 Portsmth 15 -1 20
14 Stevenage 15 -3 20
15 Accrington 15 -4 20
16 Exeter 14 -2 19
17 Mansfield 15 -4 19
18 Northamptn 15 0 18
19 Oxford Utd 15 -4 16
20 Carlisle 15 -7 15
21 Dag + Red 15 -7 15
22 York City 15 -7 12
23 Tranmere 15 -7 11
24 Hartlepool 15 -15 11

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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