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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 7,673) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Robinson

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Tom Parkes: Set to retain starting berth

Tom Parkes: Set to retain starting berth

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bristol Rovers and Accrington at the Memorial Ground.

Bristol Rovers have no new injury worries as they welcome Stanley looking to extend their unbeaten run at the Memorial Ground to seven games.

Captain Tom Parkes and former Sunderland striker Oumare Tounkara are expected to keep their places in the Pirates' starting line-up after returning to the side in the 0-0 draw at Southend last weekend.

Welsh winger Ellis Harrison is also available for manager John Ward as his side look to finish in the top half of League Two having been rock-bottom on Boxing Day.

Defender Danny Woodards has been sidelined for up to nine months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury while long-term injury absentees Matt Harrold, Garry Kenneth and Seanan Clucas remain out with similar injuries.

Accrington striker Francis Jeffers remains an injury doubt.

Jeffers has been sidelined since sustaining the problem in the 1-0 defeat to Gillingham last month and boss Leam Richardson revealed the former Everton and Arsenal man is champing at the bit.

"It would be a huge boost to have him available," Richardson told Stanley's official website. "He has trained a bit this week and we continue to monitor him, but whether he is match fit we will see.

"It's a constant conversation we are having and hopefully we can look at him for the weekend and if not that then fingers crossed he'll be available for Oxford."

Fellow hamstring victim Nicky Hunt made an ahead-of-schedule return to Accrington's matchday squad for last Friday's 2-0 win over Morecambe and the defender is expected to be involved once more.

The Reds are unbeaten in their past four games and, after just one defeat in seven, head into the penultimate game of the season three points above the relegation zone.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
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