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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 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