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St James Park, Exeter (ATT 3,608) 12th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Hill

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Mark Molesley: Back for Grecians

Mark Molesley: Back for Grecians

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Exeter City and Gillingham at St. James' Park.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale will be boosted by the return of experienced midfielder Mark Molesley.

The former Bournemouth attacker has missed the Grecians' last three matches after a red card at Port Vale and he admitted it has been difficult to watch his side from the stands.

"I'm not a very good watcher and around kick off time I'm a bit miserable and moody," he said. "I was really gutted with the red card but the games have come thick and fast so its over before I know it. I had to take the positives out of it and I can't dwell on it.

"I was gutted and frustrated but I just had to focus on keeping my fitness and being ready to go."

Molesley is likely to be involved at St James Park along with winger Jake Gosling, who is pushing for a start after impressing in City's last two home games. John O'Flynn played for 45 minutes in the 0-0 draw at Fleetwood and will also be hoping for the nod from the start.

City, in the final play-off spot, know a win against Martin Allen's men could see them rise as high as third in the table.

Chris Whelpdale will be assessed ahead of the midweek encounter as the League Two leaders look to stretch their five-point lead at the summit of the table.

The midfielder was substituted in the 68th minute of Saturday's 2-1 win over Plymouth carrying a knock, coming shortly after he netted what turned out to be the winner.

Forward Myles Weston is again 50/50 for the trip to Devon as he looks to make his comeback from a foot injury and will also be monitored.

The game is likely to come too soon for midfielders Andy Frampton (concussion) and Charlie Allen (wrist) although they are not far off their respective returns.

Manager Martin Allen is sure to tinker with his side as he looks to manage three matches in the space of a week, with the likes of Charlie Lee, Deon Burton, Danny East and Michael Richardson pushing for starts.

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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