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

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Last Updated: 19/04/13 4:18pm

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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 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
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 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39