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Griffin Park (ATT 7,135) 18th April 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: I Williamson

Brentford Brentford vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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Bees skipper and striker may return; no new worries for Stanley

Last Updated: 17/04/09 3:25pm

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O'Connor: Could return

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.

Promotion goal

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.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 8 19
2 Bury 8 17
3 Wycombe Wanderers 8 17
4 Morecambe 8 16
5 Northampton Town 8 14
6 Shrewsbury Town 8 14
7 Southend United 8 14
8 Cheltenham Town 8 14
9 Portsmouth 8 13
10 Mansfield Town 8 12
11 Cambridge United 8 11
12 AFC Wimbledon 8 11
13 Plymouth Argyle 8 10
14 Stevenage 8 10
15 Tranmere Rovers 8 9
16 York City 8 9
17 Newport County AFC 8 9
18 Luton Town 8 9
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 8 7
20 Accrington Stanley 8 7
21 Hartlepool United 8 7
22 Oxford United 8 6
23 Exeter City 8 6
24 Carlisle United 8 3


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