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St James Park, Exeter (ATT 3,924) 15th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Deadman

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Last Updated: 14/02/13 1:11pm

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Charlie Barnett: Sits out through suspension

Charlie Barnett: Sits out through suspension

Team news ahead of Friday night's League Two clash between Exeter City and Accrington Stanley at St James Park.

The Grecians will once again be without playmaker Alan Gow, who missed the 3-0 victory at Morecambe on Saturday with an ankle injury which looks like being worse than first suspected.

A club statement confirmed that the Scot is likely to be sidelined for a few weeks, missing the chance to take on a team he excelled against earlier in the campaign.

Gow scored two memorable goals in a 3-0 win at the Crown Ground back in August, but he will be missing against Leam Richardson's men along with John O'Flynn, (hamstring) Liam Sercombe (ankle) and Matt Oakley (thigh).

While Exeter recorded their tenth away win of the season last weekend they have won just once at home since November.

Charlie Barnett is suspended for struggling Stanley as the midfielder sits out the second game of a three-match ban following his red card in the defeat to Port Vale.

Manager Leam Richardson is boosted by the news he has no new injury or suspension concerns, with defender Nicky Hunt set to retain his place after returning from concussion in the encouraging draw with Southend last week.

Striker Padraig Amond, who has netted seven times this term, came off the bench in the latter stages against Paul Sturrock's side after a groin problem and is pushing for a promotion to the starting line-up.

But his cause won't be helped by James Gray, who partnered James Beattie up front and scored the opener in the 1-1 draw.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18