Burton v Morecambe preview

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

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Rory Delap: Still Stricken

Rory Delap: Still Stricken

Rory Delap remains the only player unavailable for Burton as they prepare to host Morecambe.

Delap has been struggling with an ongoing hamstring problem for several weeks and is set for a prolonged absence after recently suffering a setback in his recovery. The former Derby and Stoke midfielder has not featured for Albion since a 2-0 home defeat to Oxford on September 7.

Otherwise manager Gary Rowett has a full squad to select from and plenty of options should he wish to make any changes to his staring line up.

The likes of Zander Diamond, Lee Bell, Alex MacDonald, Dominic Knowles, Jack Dyer and Michael Symes are all vying for recalls.

Morecambe will welcome back their captain Mark Hughes as they bid to end a three-game winless streak at Burton.

The Shrimps skipper served a one-game suspension as Peter Murphy's last-gasp winner gave Accrington a 2-1 derby victory last weekend and consigned Jim Bentley's men to their second straight loss.

Last season's top scorer Jack Redshaw (hip) and defender Chris McCready (ankle) are both back in training with the former's much-anticipated return edging ever closer.

McCready returned to training this week and the only player who definitely will not be available to Bentley is defender Chris Doyle, who is still missing due to a knee injury. He may not play again before Christmas.

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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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