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Globe Arena (ATT 1,385) 15th December 2012 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: S Duncan

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Andy Parrish: In contention for the Shrimps

Andy Parrish: In contention for the Shrimps

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Morecambe and Oxford United at the Globe Arena (kick-off 1pm).

Morecambe defender Andy Parrish is back in contention after he missed out against Wycombe last Saturday.

The 24-year-old picked up a knock in training prior to last week's 2-2 draw at Adams Park but came through a midweek reserves match unscathed and looks set to be in manager Jim Bentley's plans.

Midfielder Andrew Fleming will return from suspension after serving his one-match ban against Wycombe due to picking up five yellow cards this season.

Attacking duo Danny Carlton and Jordan Burrow remain sidelined with knee injuries which have kept them out since September and November respectively.

A win for the Shrimps would extend their unbeaten home run in the league to seven games.

Oxford manager Chris Wilder will be without suspended midfielder Simon Heslop.

Heslop will serve the first game of his three-match ban after the Football Association rejected an appeal against his sending off during last weekend's 1-1 draw with npower League Two strugglers Aldershot.

Long-term absentee Michael Duberry, who has not played a first-team match this campaign, featured in a practice match in midweek as he continues to recover from a neck injury, but is unlikely to be risked by the manager.

Otherwise, Wilder has no fresh injury or suspension concerns and is expected to stick with the team that has gone unbeaten for the last five games in all competitions.

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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