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Last Updated: 02/09/11 1:57pm

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Kuffour: Left out of Rovers squad

Kuffour: Left out of Rovers squad

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Crawley and Bristol Rovers at Broadfield Stadium.

Crawley boss Steve Evans has a number of selection dilemmas.

Evans made seven changes from the side beaten 3-1 at Cheltenham last weekend and his new-look line-up were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Southend in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.

Scott Shearer could return in place of Michel Kuipers in goal while defenders Dean Howell and David Hunt, midfielders Scott Davies and Josh Simpson and strikers Wes Thomas and Tyrone Barnett are pushing for recalls.

Teenage QPR loanee Michael Doughty could also be added to the squad after missing out in midweek.

Skipper Pablo Mills (ankle) and fellow defender Jamie Day (back) are still in the treatment room but Evans has no new injury concerns.

Jo Kuffour will not feature in the Bristol Rovers squad despite remaining with the Gas in the meantime after he failed to find a new club in the transfer window.

Manager Paul Buckle described Kuffour as being "in the departure lounge" ahead of the loan window opening next week.

Joe Anyinsah, Matt Harrold and Cian Bolger all remain doubtful for the trip to Broadfield Stadium, and all missed the midweek Carling Cup loss against Leyton Orient.

Adam Virgo came off after 35 minutes against Orient but should be ready to return to the starting XI on Saturday.

Youngster Eliot Richards could feature in the squad again after netting his first career goal at Brisbane Road on Tuesday.

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