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Morecambe are without skipper Mark Hughes.

The defender, who made five appearances for Stanley during a loan spell last season, was sent off for two bookable offences during the Shrimps' 3-0 loss to Cheltenham in midweek and sits out a one-match ban.

Striker Jack Sampson is being monitored ahead of the game as he continues his recovery from a concussion picked up against MK Dons last weekend.

But Chris Doyle (knee), Jack Redshaw (hip), Marcus Marshall (hamstring) and Chris McCready (ankle) all remain sidelined as Jim Bentley's men look to bounce back from their first league defeat since August.

Accrington boss James Beattie is expected to name an unchanged side.

The Football League's bottom club recorded their first league win of the campaign on Tuesday night with a 2-1 success over Bristol Rovers and Beattie is likely to retain faith in the same group of players.

Kayode Odejayi (suspension), Rob Atkinson (hamstring), Laurence Wilson (groin) and Michael Liddle (ankle) remain sidelined while on-loan winger James Caton is still struggling with the knock that kept him out of the midweek victory.

New signing George Bowerman will look to make his Stanley debut having been an unused substitute following his signing on Monday.

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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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