Northampton v Burton preview
Last Updated: December 23, 2011 5:38pm
Higgs: In Northampton's squad
Team news ahead of Boxing Day's League Two clash between Northampton and Burton at Sixfields Stadium.
Kelvin Langmead comes back into the reckoning for Northampton.
Langmead missed the 2-0 defeat at Oxford last weekend as the on-loan defender served a one-match suspension for the red card he received during the 1-1 home draw with Crewe.
Aidy Boothroyd's squad will also be boosted by the addition of goalkeeper Shane Higgs, who became his first signing as manager on Thursday when he put pen to paper on an 18-month contract.
Defender Byron Webster, meanwhile, is on the verge of returning from a lengthy lay-off with a foot injury after he resumed training.
"Byron is back training with us now," said Boothroyd. "He probably needs a couple of weeks training to get back up to speed but sometimes needs must and I'm not afraid to throw anyone in who has been out for a period of time."
Darren Moore and Adi Yussuf have resumed training to give Burton boss Paul Peschisolido virtually a full squad to choose from.
Veteran club skipper Moore (broken toe) and young striker Yussuf (ankle) were involved in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Derby on Wednesday afternoon after lengthy absences.
Defender Tony James is likely to be the only absentee with the groin strain that forced him to miss the 1-1 home draw against Dagenham & Redbridge last weekend.
Leading scorer Billy Kee could be restored to the starting line-up after returning from a groin injury as a second-half substitute against the Daggers.
Defender Andrew Corbett and midfielders Chris Palmer, Jimmy Phillips and Andres Gurrieri are also options for Peschisolido should he wish to make changes.
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Bristol R2 - 3Plymouth
AFC W'don0 - 2Oxford Utd
Dag + Red3 - 0Barnet
Hereford1 - 2Port Vale
AldershotA - ASouthend
Bradford3 - 0Crewe
Cheltenham0 - 0Shrewsbury
Crawley1 - 2Gillingham
Macc'field0 - 0Rotherham
Morecambe1 - 2Accrington
Northamptn2 - 3Burton Alb
Torquay1 - 0Swindon
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