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Globe Arena (ATT 2,583) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Adcock

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Last Updated: 23/09/11 1:29pm

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Jevons: Racing to be fit for Morecambe

Jevons: Racing to be fit for Morecambe

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Morecambe and Bristol Rovers at the Globe Arena.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has a host of injury concerns to contend with.

Midfielder Gary McDonald and striker Phil Jevons were both absent for the Shrimps' 2-1 triumph at Dagenham with knee and calf problems respectively.

Nick Fenton missed the last 20 minutes at Victoria Road after picking up a knock, while fellow defender Andy Parrish suffered an injury in training this week.

Bentley is confident of welcoming back one or two players before the weekend, although Paul Scott will definitely miss out as he continues his recuperation from knee surgery.

Bentley chose to remain upbeat, despite his side's injury woes, and demanded his fringe players seize any chance they may be given.

He told the club's official website: "It's a case of one door shuts, another one opens for whoever wants to go in there and stake their claim for a starting place."

Bristol Rovers are almost back to full strength.

After a spate of injury problems over the course of the past month, Rovers have had only Gary Sawyer (ankle) and Matt Gill (back) on the casualty list of late.

But both defender Sawyer and midfielder Gill returned to training on Thursday, and manager Paul Buckle hopes to have the pair available for selection on Saturday.

"More or less every week we have had someone returning and the question of do they go into the team, and that is not easy," Buckle told the club's official website.

"It has been a difficult spell in terms of getting continuity, but that is all part of the job. I am learning that now."

Rovers have also completed the signing of teenage Leicester midfielder Oliver Norburn on a month's loan and he could make his debut.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9