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Martin Riley: Serving a ban

Martin Riley: Serving a ban

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Mansfield will be without the suspended Martin Riley when Northampton visit.

Riley was shown a straight red card in the win at York last weekend after tangling with home striker Richard Cresswell, who was also sent off for his part in the incident, and the centre-back begins a three-match ban on Saturday.

However, striker Matt Rhead is available again after serving his suspension against the Minstermen.

Chris Clements suffered knee ligament damage at Bootham Crescent and the midfielder faces a lengthy absence.

Winger Lindon Meikle is nursing a knock to his hip flexor and he is a doubt as the Stags look to extend their unbeaten run in League Two to seven matches in what will be Paul Cox's 100th game as manager.

Gary Deegan is suspended as the Cobblers travel north still looking for a second win of the season.

The midfielder serves a one-match ban having received his fifth booking of the campaign in last weekend's 2-1 home defeat to Exeter - a seventh loss for the Cobblers from their opening nine games in all competitions. Winger Ishmel Demontagnac also serves the final game of his three-match suspension.

New signing Mathias Kouo-Doumbe could make his debut for the club having penned a deal until the end of the season on Thursday.

Midfielder Ian Morris, who made the bench last Saturday, is fully fit after a groin injury but long-term absentees Lewis Hornby (back), Kelvin Langmead (knee) and Alex Nicholls (broken leg) remain sidelined.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Tranmere  
Cambridge Utd v Hartlepool  
Carlisle v Oxford Utd  
Luton v Northamptn  
Newport v Accrington  
Plymouth v Cheltenhm  
Shrewsbury v Portsmth  
Southend v Bury  
Stevenage v Burton Alb  
Wycombe v Dag + Red  

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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