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Crown Ground (ATT 1,441) 10th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Northampton Town Northamptn

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G Miller (37)
R Boco (57)

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A Akinfenwa (17, 69, 76)
J Robinson (67)

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Last Updated: 09/11/12 1:50pm

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Schofield: Available for selection

Schofield: Available for selection

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Acrrington and Northampton at the Crown Ground.

On-loan Rotherham midfielder Danny Schofield is set to be available for the visit of the Cobblers.

Schofield has stepped up his return to training this week following an injury absence and, although Tuesday night's goalless derby draw at Morecambe came too soon for him, the 32-year-old should be fit to face the Cobblers.

Stanley's sizeable loan contingent could work against Schofield, with one of himself, defender Rob Atkinson, Watford midfield duo Matt Whichelow and Piero Mingoia and strikers Karl Sheppard and Jack Sampson required to miss out on the matchday 18 under Football League rules.

Reds boss Leam Richardson has no other injury worries but is not taking the situation for granted.

Players involved in the FA Cup win at AFC Fylde and again in midweek have been given a relatively light training load as a precaution in recent days.

Northampton defender John Johnson will be given a chance to prove his fitness ahead of the weekend tie.

The full-back is one of a handful of players nursing "bumps and bruises" following the midweek draw at York. Johnson came off just before half-time with a knee problem on Tuesday night.

"I want to give John Johnson another 24 hours so we will assess his knee again on Friday before we travel to see how it is," said manager Aidy Boothroyd. "I don't think it is anything too serious but obviously we want to make sure he is 100% right and that we don't risk him doing any further damage.

"Other than that, we have got a few bumps and bruises like normal but nothing too serious."

Forward Louis Moult begins a three-match ban following his dismissal against the Minstermen.

Ben Harding is making good progress in his recovery from an ankle injury and Boothroyd expects the midfielder to be back in training with the rest of the squad next week.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12