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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 3,823) 30th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Collins

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Last Updated: 29/03/13 12:55pm

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Michael Symes: Has shaken off groin concern

Michael Symes: Has shaken off groin concern

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Burton Albion and Chesterfield at the Pirelli Stadium.

Michael Symes is expected to return to the Brewers squad after missing the draw at Dagenham a fortnight ago with a niggling groin injury.

The on-loan Leyton Orient striker has since seen a specialist in London and was able to rest up after the home game against Wycombe was postponed.

Calvin Zola has also benefited from the snowy weather. The striker would most likely have missed last weekend's match with the hip and hamstring problems that have been blighting him recently but he should also be fit.

Aaron Webster has resumed training after his hamstring issue while fellow defender Nathan Stanton is fit again following a knee injury.

Albion boss Gary Rowett brought in Lee Fowler on Thursday and the on-loan Doncaster midfielder will also be available.

The visitors will check on Armand Gnanduillet ahead of the short trip to Burton upon Trent.

Gnanduillet has been struggling with an abductor problem for the last three weeks but Blues boss Paul Cook hopes to have the big Ivorian striker back in contention.

Craig Clay could have returned to the squad against Plymouth last Saturday before the snow saw that game postponed. The midfielder, nearing fitness after a double hernia operation, has a better chance of inclusion this weekend.

Left-back Nathan Smith will miss the remainder of the season after breaking a bone in his foot during the win at Oxford on March 16.

Ahead of the trip to the Pirelli Stadium, where the Brewers have won their last nine league games on the spin, Cook said: "I think Burton are doing fantastically well and we should respect them.

"They've got a fantastic home record, do well away and that normally adds up to doing well.

"Their home record is quite awesome but we're going to go there on Saturday and one thing we'll tell our supporters is that we're going to have a go."

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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