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Ben Chorley: Doubtful for the clash

Ben Chorley: Doubtful for the clash

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Portsmouth skipper Ben Chorley is an injury doubt for the trip to Fleetwood.

The centre-half had to come off during Tuesday night's goalless draw with Burton - Pompey's third straight stalemate - with an Achilles problem and boss Richie Barker will make a late decision on him.

Full-back Daniel Alfei (hamstring) and winger Andy Barcham (thigh) were absent in midweek and will also be assessed.

Simon Ferry (back) continues to miss out while fellow midfielder Toumani Diagouraga's loan spell comes to an end after the match, although parent club Brentford are willing to let him stay on.

David Ball and Bobby Grant are still not ready to return to Fleetwood's attack against Portsmouth.

Ball continues to be troubled by an ankle problem which has seen him sidelined since February 4.

Grant, meanwhile, injured his knee on his Cod Army debut and while a return could be just around the corner, the League Two club must also adhere to the wishes of the striker's parent club Blackpool.

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander, who is without midfielder Jeff Hughes for the remainder of the season because of a broken leg, could stick with the XI which held Bury to a 2-2 draw at the JD Stadium on Tuesday.

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League Two Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
AFC W'don v Plymouth
Accrington v Hartlepool
Cambridge Utd v Cheltenhm
Carlisle v Burton Alb
Exeter v Wycombe
Luton v Dag + Red
Morecambe v York City
Newport v Southend
Northamptn v Oxford Utd
Portsmth v Stevenage

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 13 11 28
2 Bury 13 12 26
3 Burton Alb 13 1 25
4 Luton 13 5 24
5 Plymouth 13 6 22
6 Morecambe 13 4 22
7 Shrewsbury 13 6 21
8 Southend 13 2 21
9 Newport 13 3 19
10 Cheltenhm 13 0 19
11 Cambridge Utd 13 8 18
12 Northamptn 13 3 18
13 AFC W'don 13 -1 18
14 Portsmth 13 -1 17
15 Stevenage 13 -3 17
16 Mansfield 13 -4 17
17 Exeter 13 -3 16
18 Accrington 13 -6 16
19 Dag + Red 13 -5 14
20 Oxford Utd 13 -5 13
21 Carlisle 13 -7 12
22 Hartlepool 13 -12 11
23 York City 13 -7 10
24 Tranmere 13 -7 9

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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