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Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Burton Albion and Scunthorpe at the Pirelli Stadium.

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Shane Cansdell-Sherriff is expected to go straight into the Brewers starting line-up this weekend.

The Australian was brought in on-loan from Preston this week to help ease Albion's centre-half problems after Marcus Holness joined Ian Sharps on the suspended list.

Holness was sent off during the defeat to AFC Wimbledon last Saturday while Sharps was absent at Kingsmeadow while he served the second game of his three-match ban.

Rory Delap looks likely to miss a third game with a hamstring strain and, although back in training following a five-week lay-off with a thigh problem, it may still be too soon for striker Billy Kee to return to contention.

Iron defenders Andy Dawson and Niall Canavan are both expected to be fit in time to face Burton.

Player-coach Dawson is nursing a slight groin strain sustained during last week's win against Plymouth, while Canavan was withdrawn early in the second half due to the effects of a stomach bug.

Manager Brian Laws, who has no other selection issues as Scunthorpe bid to extend their unbeaten league run to five matches with a third straight win, is confident both players will be in contention.

Skipper Michael Collins remains sidelined with the knee injury that has kept him out since the end of August, while striker Matt Godden, winger Andy Welsh (both knee) and defender Christian Ribeiro (groin) are still out.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
19:45
Burton Alb v Cambridge Utd  
Dag + Red v Exeter  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Bury v Tranmere  
Cheltenham v AFC W'don  
Hartlepool v Carlisle  
Mansfield v Accrington  
Oxford Utd v Newport  
Plymouth v Shrewsbury  
Southend v Morecambe  
Stevenage v Luton Town  

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Mon, 29 Sep 2014

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