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