Brentford v Accrington preview
Bees skipper and striker may return; no new worries for Stanley
Last Updated: April 17, 2009 3:25pm
O'Connor: Could return
Brentford's bid to secure promotion at home to Accrington on Saturday could be boosted by the return of captain Kevin O'Connor and striker Damian Spencer.
The League Two leaders have been without O'Connor for a month due to a knee problem while Spencer will be handed a late fitness test on the ankle injury which kept him out of Easter Monday's win at Bournemouth.
Centre-half Darren Powell was sent off after scoring the only goal of the game so is beginning a three-match ban, with Mark Phillips set to come in at the back.
Defender Brett Johnson misses out after injuring his shoulder in a fall at home while strikers Nathan Elder (cheekbone), Charlie MacDonald (shoulder) and Jordan Rhodes (metatarsal) are out for the season.
The Bees are four points clear at the top and promotion will be confirmed if they win on Saturday and either Exeter lose or Bury fail to win.
Accrington can breathe easy having now secured their football league status for another season and manager John Coleman has no fresh injury or suspension concerns.
Defender Kieran Charnock recovered from a bug in time to feature off the bench in Monday's 1-0 home defeat by Chester and should remain in the squad.
Robbie Williams and Peter Cavanagh will continue in the starting line-up despite being named among five players charged by the Football Association for breaching betting rules last season.
But defensive trio Peter Murphy (knee), Chris King (thigh) and Leam Richardson (pelvis), and goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin (groin) all remain long-term absentees.
npower League 2
Sat 18th Apr
Rochdale0 - 2Darlington
Lincoln0 - 1Exeter
Bury3 - 0Macc'field
Dag + Red3 - 0Bradford
Rotherham1 - 2Shrewsbury
Chester0 - 2Bournemth
Wycombe3 - 0Aldershot
Barnet1 - 1Luton Town
Chesterfld0 - 1Gillingham
Grimsby3 - 0Port Vale
Morecambe1 - 0Notts Co
Brentford3 - 0Accrington
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