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Highbury Stadium 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Bratt

Fleetwood Fleetwood Town vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Fleetwood 2

J Hughes (65)
R Crowther (72)


Burton Alb 3

R Howe (12)
A McGurk (25)
C Hussey (34)

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Last Updated: 16/08/13 11:24am

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Jon Parkin: Set for late fitness check

Jon Parkin: Set for late fitness check

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Fleetwood Town and Burton Albion at Highbury Stadium.

Cod Army boss Graham Alexander will assess the fitness of Jon Parkin.

Despite signing a contract extension at the end of last season, the former Hull marksman has not featured this season as he struggles with a calf strain.

Fellow striker Steven Gillespie will also be unavailable after he joined Cheltenham on a month-long loan deal so David Ball will keep his place at the spearhead of Fleetwood's attack following last week's brace at Plymouth.

Midfielder Gareth Evans may also miss out as he struggles to overcome a foot injury that saw him limp out of the Capital One Cup clash with Notts County last week.

The Brewers will have an unchanged squad when they travel to the North West.

Summer signing Rene Howe was available for the first time after suspension against Rochdale last weekend so the only absentee on Saturday is expected to be defender Zander Diamond, who is out for the next three weeks or so after damaging a ligament in his foot.

Howe, along with fellow forwards Billy Kee and Adam McGurk have not had much football so manager Gary Rowett must decide whether to stick with them in the team or call on the likes of Michael Symes and Alex MacDonald.

Symes and MacDonald played for Burton against Derby in the Bass Charity Vase on Tuesday together with Adam Reed, Dominic Knowles and Matthew Palmer as Rowett tried to keep those who have been on the fringes of the starting XI ticking over.

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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