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Morecambe boss Jim Bentley is expected to name an unchanged side when his team entertain Hartlepool at the Globe Arena.

The Shrimps manager recalled Kevin Ellison, who has just extended his contract at the club, and Alex Kenyon for the Boxing Day 1-0 win over local rivals Fleetwood and has no fresh injury concerns for the visit of Colin Cooper's team.

Ryan Williams was an unnamed substitute for Thursday's clash with the Cod Army and, having made 16 starts already this season, could be called upon should Bentley opt for changes.

Victory for Morecambe would see them claim back-to-back home wins for only the second time this season.

Hartlepool will be without suspended midfielder Andy Monkhouse at Morecambe.

Monkhouse was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in the Boxing Day draw at Chesterfield and sits out a one-game ban.

Simon Walton is expected to return to the starting XI in Monkhouse's absence having made way for teenager Brad Walker, while Antony Sweeney provides boss Colin Cooper with an alternative option.

Defenders Jordan Richards (double hernia) and Dan Jones (ankle) remain sidelined as Cooper's side bid for their first league win in six attempts.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
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Dag + Red v Exeter  
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15:00
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Cheltenham v AFC W'don  
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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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