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The Us will be without key duo James Constable and Jake Wright for their top-of-the-table clash this weekend.

The second-placed U's welcome the League Two leaders without striker Constable, who has chipped a bone in his foot, and Wright who has undergone an operation on a groin problem.

Both players are set to be sidelined for at least a month and they join Jon Meades in the treatment room.

Wright's absence means Johnny Mullins will be partnered by Michael Raynes while Deane Smalley is pushing for a start. There is positive news about Sean Rigg who hopes to return to training in the build-up to the clash.

Chesterfield have no new problems ahead of their top-of-the-table clash with Oxford.

Blues boss Paul Cook, who will still be without defenders Nathan Smith (ankle) and Matty Brown (hamstring), must decide whether to make changes to a winning team after seeing the Spireites stretch their advantage at the summit of League Two to four points with a 2-0 home success against AFC Wimbledon last weekend.

Gary McSheffrey made his debut from the bench and will be pushing for a start along with fit-again club captain Ian Evatt and in-form striker, in the reserves at least, Eoin Doyle.

The likes of Sam Togwell, Armand Gnanduillet and Ryan Edwards are also options for Cook.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Accrington v Plymouth  
Burton Alb v Cheltenham  
Carlisle v Tranmere  
Dag + Red v York City  
Exeter v Bury  
Hartlepool v Portsmouth  
Luton Town v Oxford Utd  
Morecambe v Northamptn  
Newport v AFC W'don  
Southend v Shrewsbury  

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Mon, 22 Sep 2014

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