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Matt Heath: Ruled out of Shrimps clash

Matt Heath: Ruled out of Shrimps clash

Matt Heath will miss the Cobblers' home clash this weekend having been ruled out for between three to four weeks.

The defender sustained a thigh strain in last weekend's 3-0 loss at Mansfield - an eighth defeat in the club's first 10 matches of the season.

Midfielder Gary Deegan and winger Ishmel Demontagnac both return from suspension having served one and three-match bans respectively.

Long-term absentees Lewis Hornby (back), Kelvin Langmead (knee) and Alex Nicholls (broken leg) remain unavailable for selection.

Defender Andy Parrish and midfielder Andy Fleming could feature in the Shrimps' trip south east.

The Shrimps were denied a fifth successive victory in the league against Dagenham by a stoppage-time equaliser last Saturday in a contest which saw Parrish withdrawn after 23 minutes due to a dead leg.

Meanwhile Fleming has missed the last two contests after dropping a wine glass on his foot.

Winger Marcus Marshall is still considered a week away from a return because of a hamstring strain and defender Robbie Threlfall completes a three-game ban. Both striker Jack Redshaw (hip) and centre-back Chris McCready (collarbone) are out until November at the earliest.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Newport  
Accrington v Mansfield  
Bury v Plymouth  
Cheltenham v Fleetwood  
Chesterfld v Exeter  
Morecambe v Scunthorpe  
Oxford Utd v York City  
Rochdale v Southend  
Torquay v Dag + Red  
Wycombe v Northamptn  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 42 25 76
2 Rochdale 42 22 75
3 Chesterfld 42 27 74
4 Fleetwood 42 13 69
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 42 12 62
7 Oxford Utd 42 8 62
8 York City 42 8 61
9 Plymouth 42 -2 58
10 Mansfield 42 -6 56
11 Bury 42 5 54
12 Dag + Red 42 -4 54
13 Newport 42 -3 53
14 AFC W'don 42 -5 52
15 Cheltenham 42 -8 52
16 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
17 Accrington 42 -3 50
18 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
19 Morecambe 42 -14 49
20 Exeter 42 -6 48
21 Bristol R 42 -9 47
22 Wycombe 42 -9 46
23 Northamptn 42 -19 46
24 Torquay 42 -23 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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