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Plainmoor (ATT 1,583) 25th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Torquay Torquay United vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

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Last Updated: 24/02/14 1:01pm

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Ben Harding: Set for his return

Ben Harding: Set for his return

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Torquay United and Burton Albion at Plainmoor.

Torquay boss Chris Hargreaves will be forced into picking a new central midfield pairing for the visit of Burton.

The Gulls welcome the Brewers looking to close the five-point gap between themselves and safety but they will be without Joss Labadie, who picked up his 10th yellow card of the season for diving in Saturday's defeat to Accrington, and Lee Mansell who limped off with five minutes remaining.

Their absence could open the door for Ben Harding to return to action for the first time since picking up a foot injury in October. Hargreaves confirmed that the midfielder is "100 per cent ready" while Damon Lathrope is also pushing for a recall.

Jayden Stockley was suffering from a chest infection over the weekend which saw him drop out of the side and he will be assessed by United's medical team in the build up to kick-off.

Damien McCrory is expected to return to the reckoning for Burton when the Brewers travel to Torquay.

The full-back missed the defeat at Bristol Rovers at the weekend after suffering a dead leg during the draw at Rochdale on Tuesday night.

McCrory's return means striker Michael Symes (knee) should be the only injury absentee for manager Gary Rowett.

"I don't see any reason why Damo won't be okay," said Rowett. "So it will only be Symesy who is out. I don't think he'll be quite ready to come in, just because he hasn't trained enough."

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39