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Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between AFC Wimbledon and Bristol Rovers at Kingsmeadow.

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AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley will have to make a host of changes against Bristol Rovers.

Ardley has lost Sammy Moore to suspension after he picked up a 10th booking of the season and fellow midfielder Michael Collins has been recalled from his loan spell by Scunthorpe.

At the back, Darren Jones should be fit after a head injury but skipper Alan Bennett is struggling with a knock and Andy Frampton is also a doubt with a calf problem.

There is better news up front, though, with Jack Midson back from a ban and Danny Hylton fit after a bout of tonsillitis.

Bristol Rovers will assess two regulars ahead of the trip to AFC Wimbledon.

Striker Chris Beardsley's slight muscle problem saw him miss out on Tuesday's 2-1 loss at Bury while Danny Woodards was forced off at the break having taken a bang to the knee and the pair will be monitored by the Pirates' medical staff.

New boss Darrell Clarke set his side up in a new-look 3-5-2 formation and it remains to be seen whether the former Salisbury manager will stick with that set-up and whether Matt Harrold partners Kaid Mohamed, a former Don, up front once more.

That loss at Gigg Lane leaves Rovers six points above the League Two relegation zone but they have received some positive news with long-term injury absentee Fabian Broghammer likely to play for the club's reserves next week.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
19:45
Burton Alb v Cambridge Utd  
Dag + Red v Exeter  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Bury v Tranmere  
Cheltenham v AFC W'don  
Hartlepool v Carlisle  
Mansfield v Accrington  
Oxford Utd v Newport  
Plymouth v Shrewsbury  
Southend v Morecambe  
Stevenage v Luton Town  

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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