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Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Newport County and Southend at Rodney Parade.

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Andrew Hughes: Set to return to action

Andrew Hughes: Set to return to action

The Exiles are set to be boosted by the return of Andrew Hughes for the visit of Shrimpers.

The 21-year-old defender, who recently signed a new deal with the Exiles, has missed their last two games with a hamstring problem but is available to feature again.

Ryan Burge's muscle injury will be assessed by the club's medical staff before a decision is made on his availability but Harry Worley is two weeks away from a comeback.

Star striker Christian Jolley is pushing for a start after returning to the matchday squad on Tuesday after five weeks on the sidelines with a groin injury and manager Justin Edinburgh says he is likely to be involved.

Southend are without suspended pair Mark Phillips and John White.

The Shrimpers saw their appeal against centre-back Phillips' dismissal against Dagenham on Tuesday dismissed and he now starts a three-match ban.

Full-back White serves an automatic one-match ban having collected his fifth booking of the season during the 1-0 defeat in midweek.

Freddy Eastwood is still not 100 per cent but continues to play on as he manages a troublesome knee injury while fellow striker Craig Reid will have his troublesome ankle assessed ahead of the game.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Morecambe  
Bury v Portsmouth  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Scunthorpe  
Fleetwood v Southend  
Mansfield v Torquay  
Oxford Utd v Accrington  
Plymouth v Hartlepool  
Rochdale v Cheltenham  
Wycombe v Bristol R  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 44 26 80
2 Chesterfld 44 28 78
3 Rochdale 44 20 78
4 Fleetwood 44 15 75
5 Burton Alb 44 8 72
6 Southend 44 16 68
7 York City 44 10 67
8 Oxford Utd 44 6 62
9 Plymouth 44 -7 58
10 Bury 44 8 57
11 Dag + Red 44 -4 57
12 Mansfield 44 -8 57
13 Portsmouth 44 -10 57
14 AFC W'don 44 -4 56
15 Newport 44 -3 55
16 Cheltenham 44 -7 55
17 Hartlepool 44 -4 52
18 Accrington 44 -4 51
19 Morecambe 44 -15 50
20 Exeter 44 -7 49
21 Wycombe 44 -10 47
22 Bristol R 44 -11 47
23 Northamptn 44 -20 47
24 Torquay 44 -23 42

Updated Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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