Crawley v Notts County preview
Last Updated: March 8, 2013 11:56am
Billy Clarke: Has recovered from hamstring problem
Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Crawley and Notts County from Broadfield Stadium.
Billy Clarke should return to the Red Devils squad after their 12-goal top scorer resumed training following a hamstring injury ahead of Tuesday night's clash with Carlisle, but was not risked for the 1-1 draw.
Boss Richie Barker is still without captain Josh Simpson due to an ankle injury, while defender Kyle McFadzean remains sidelined as he recovers from the virus which struck him down in November.
Mark Connolly may have to settle for a place on the bench again.
The defender returned from a one-game suspension against Carlisle but Barker kept faith with January signing Connor Essam, who impressed on his full debut in Saturday's 2-0 win at Bury in Connolly's absence.
The Magpies are without the suspended Dean Leacock, who received his 10th yellow card of the season during the 1-1 home draw with Leyton Orient on Wednesday night and will begin a two-match ban.
John Cofie suffered a facial injury against the O's and the striker is a doubt along with right-back Julian Kelly, who has missed the last two games with a calf problem.
Manny Smith could come in for Leacock while Yoann Arquin, Cofie's 42nd-minute replacement in midweek, is on standby should the on-loan Manchester United youngster miss out.
Midfielders Jeff Hughes, Hamza Bencherif and Greg Tempest are also options for manager Chris Kiwomya should he wish to make any further changes to his starting line-up.
npower League 1
Sat 9th Mar
Bournemth1 - 2Doncaster
Carlisle2 - 0Brentford
Colchester1 - 2Crewe
Crawley0 - 0Notts Co
Hartlepool0 - 0Yeovil
Portsmouth2 - 0Bury
Preston2 - 0Stevenage
Scunthorpe1 - 2Coventry
Sheff Utd0 - 0MK Dons
Shrewsbury0 - 2Leyton Or
Swindon2 - 2Walsall
Tranmere1 - 0Oldham
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|14||Preston North End||46||59|