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Crown Ground (ATT 1,197) 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Simpson

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Lee Molyneux: In the frame for Stanley

Lee Molyneux: In the frame for Stanley

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Accrington and Torquay at the Crown Ground.

Lee Molyneux is pushing for a start for Accrington following his stunning double-salvo in midweek.

Molyneux came off the bench for the final half-hour of Tuesday night's local derby with Rochdale and opened the scoring with a spectacular long-range strike before netting a similarly impressive free-kick.

The subsequent 3-0 victory moved Stanley out of the relegation zone on goal difference and Molyneux could join fellow Spotland substitutes Tom Aldred and Amine Linganzi in boss Leam Richardson's starting line-up.

The former was an early replacement for centre-back Mark Hughes, who is a doubt as he waits for the results of a scan on a calf injury.

Craig Lindfield (ankle) and goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin (shoulder) remain on the sidelines.

Torquay look set to be boosted by the return of captain Lee Mansell as they look to end a seven-game losing streak.

Interim manager Alan Knill was without his ill skipper as they lost at home to Wycombe in midweek and the former Bury boss admitted Mansell was a big loss against the Chairboys.

But the long-serving midfielder should return at Stanley, a venue that has seen just one Gulls victory, back in 1930.

Knill hopes to have at least one new face on board before the trip especially in the absence of centre back Aaron Downes with a hamstring injury.

Craig Easton had to be taken off in midweek with a niggling calf injury and he will be assessed.

If the Gulls are beaten by Accrington it be their eighth successive league loss, their worst run of form since the autumn of 1995.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 17 34
2 Shrewsbury Town 17 33
3 Wycombe Wanderers 17 32
4 Burton Albion 17 32
5 Plymouth Argyle 17 30
6 Bury 17 30
7 Southend United 17 28
8 Morecambe 17 26
9 Newport County AFC 17 25
10 Cambridge United 17 24
11 Stevenage 17 24
12 Exeter City 17 24
13 Portsmouth 17 23
14 AFC Wimbledon 17 23
15 Accrington Stanley 17 23
16 Cheltenham Town 17 22
17 Northampton Town 17 21
18 Oxford United 17 19
19 Mansfield Town 17 19
20 Carlisle United 17 18
21 York City 17 15
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 15
23 Tranmere Rovers 17 12
24 Hartlepool United 17 12