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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 3,142) 10th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Adcock

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Barnet Barnet

Crewe 3

L Murphy (27)
S Miller (55)
A Dugdale (90+1)

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Barnet 1

I McLeod (81)

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Last Updated: 09/09/11 11:25am

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McLeod: Striker returns for the Bees

McLeod: Striker returns for the Bees

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Crewe Alexandra and Barnet at Gresty Road.

Crewe boss Dario Gradi has been boosted by the return of striker Nick Powell.

The rookie frontman is available again after serving a three-match ban for his red card during last month's defeat at Shrewsbury.

Fellow forward Byron Moore is also back in contention after shrugging off a hamstring strain during that 2-0 loss to the Shrews on August 20.

However, Shaun Miller and Ajay Leitch-Smith look set to continue in attack after their success during last weekend's 3-1 home win against Oxford.

Miller helped himself to two more goals to take his tally for the season to five and Leitch-Smith opened his account with a fine finish.

Gradi said: "Their movement and finishing was the difference between the two teams on the day."

Meanwhile Izale McLeod returns to the Barnet squad.

The striker, who tops the League Two scoring charts with six goals, missed last weekend's goalless draw against Accrington through suspension after his red card at Colchester.

Defender Anwar Uddin could also be available having missed the last two games with a groin problem while midfielder Tommy Fraser will be assessed after a head injury.

Long-term absentees Darren Dennehy and Steve Kabba played 90 minutes for the first time this season against Accrington and the Bees will check they have suffered no reaction.

Defender Dennehy was a surprise inclusion after almost a year on the sidelines with a foot injury and striker Kabba made his first start since knee surgery despite also suffering from gastroenteritis.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
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4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
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10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
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16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13