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Globe Arena (ATT 1,366) 12th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Sarginson

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Barry Roche: Serves a one-match suspension for Shrimps

Barry Roche: Serves a one-match suspension for Shrimps

Team news ahead of Tuesday's League Two clash between Morecambe and Northampton at the Globe Arena.

Barry Roche must serve a one-match ban when the hosts look to return to winning ways in midweek.

The Shrimps' recent impressive form was checked when struggling Barnet ran out 4-1 winners at Underhill on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Roche was sent off for a professional foul on Luke Gambin before Daniel Lopez dispatched his second goal of the game to make it 3-1 from 1-0 down.

Andreas Arestidou is once again set to deputise for Roche, as he did earlier in the season when his team-mate was struck down by back problems.

Andy Parrish remained out with the thigh injury that has sidelined him in recent weeks and the defender will be assessed once more ahead of the Cobllers' visit.

The visitors have no new worries for Tuesday's match.

Leading scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa was rested against Aldershot on Saturday, withdrawn from the starting line-up due to a minor hip problem that has hampered him recently.

The 17-goal striker was on the bench for the 2-0 home win, coming on as a substitute midway through the second half.

Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd will decide on what the best course of action is regarding Akinfenwa for the game at the Globe Arena.

Chris Hackett is another important player who has been rested recently, but the midfielder marked his return to the starting XI with the opening goal against the Shots.

As well as Akinfenwa, Boothroyd has fellow forward Jake Robinson, midfielder Luke Guttridge and defenders John Johnson and Lee Collins available should he wish to make any changes to his team.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13