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Globe Arena (ATT 1,736) 23rd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Berry

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Andrew Wright: Serving a ban

Andrew Wright: Serving a ban

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Morecambe and Bristol Rovers at the Globe Arena.

Morecambe will be without the services of Andrew Wright.

The Shrimps held out for an impressive 1-0 win over Port Vale despite Wright picking up a second yellow card in the 73rd minute.

The 28-year-old's one-game absence opens the door for Andrew Fleming to return in midfield.

Fleming was an unused substitute against Vale and has continued to build his fitness following an ankle injury sustained during last month's goalless draw with Cheltenham.

Morecambe have won four of five games since that match, moving them up to 10th in the table and boss Jim Bentley is unconcerned over talk of an unlikely play-off tilt.

"I was asked at the weekend about did I think we could make the play-offs but I am not even looking at that," he told the Morecambe Visitor. "I just want us to take every game as it comes and we will see where that puts us."

Bristol Rovers could be without attacking duo Ryan Brunt and Fabian Broghammer.

Both players had to be substituted in the midweek defeat to Rotherham and Broghammer's hamstring injury is set to rule him out while Brunt is classed as doubtful with a knee problem.

And with David Clarkson struggling with an ankle injury, Eliot Richards and Tom Hitchcock may be given an opportunity to resume the strike partnership that proved so deadly in the win at Fleetwood last month.

"They are a bit different to Ryan Brunt in the way they play the game, but it's not a worry for me if I decide to select them on Saturday because I know they both have the quality to pose defenders a problem," Ward told the Bristol Evening Post.

Rovers are still without a number of long-term absentees including goalkeeper Scott Bevan, captain Matt Gill and the likes of Adam Virgo and Matt Harrold.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39