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The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground (ATT 1,196) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Coote

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Fleming: Boost for Shrimps

Fleming: Boost for Shrimps

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Aldershot and Morecambe at Recreation Ground.

Kwesi Appiah is set to make his Aldershot debut.

The forward arrived on a month-long loan deal from Crystal Palace earlier this week and goes straight into manager Dean Holdsworth's plans as Aldershot aim to end a four-match winless sequence in the league.

Appiah will certainly boost goal-shy Shots' attacking options, with Danny Hylton, the club's top scorer last season, serving the final game of his eight-match suspension for racial abuse before returning to contention at home to Barnet on Tuesday.

Striker Michael Rankine has overcome a slight knock picked up in the closing stages of last weekend's 2-2 draw at Bristol Rovers.

Long-term absentees Craig Stanley (broken leg) and Ross Worner (back) continue to miss out.

Andy Fleming is set to return for Morecambe's trip after overcoming the effects of a virus.

Fleming was instrumental in the Shrimps' impressive start to the season, scoring in the shock Capital One Cup win at Blackpool before bagging a brace in the League Two opener against Exeter.

But he was forced to sit out last weekend as Lancashire neighbours Fleetwood ran riot with a 4-0 win at the Globe Arena.

Elsewhere, Jim Bentley has no injury concerns with the exception of long-term victim Danny Carlton (knee) and the the manager is demanding a reaction to their derby thrashing.

"Too many players were off the pace and individual errors proved costly," he told the Lancaster Guardian.

"I've been looking at my own decisions and with hindsight could have done a couple of things differently but we have to realise quickly that everyone has off days and the strongest sides put it to the back of their minds as soon as possible."

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18