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Highbury Stadium (ATT 2,023) 25th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

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David Ball: Could get starting role

David Ball: Could get starting role

Team news for Wednesday's League Two clash between Fleetwood Town and Bristol Rovers at Highbury Stadium.

Iain Hume and David Ball could be Fleetwood's strike partnership as boss Graham Alexander seeks a return to winning ways at home to Bristol Rovers.

The Cod Army's automatic-promotion chase suffered a blip at the weekend courtesy of a stunning 3-0 loss at Exeter with Hume, a loan signing from Preston, making his debut off the bench.

He was joined shortly afterwards by Ball, making his first appearance since February 4 because of an ankle problem, and the two's contributions pleased Alexander on the day.

Fleetwood will continue to listen to Bobby Grant's parent club Blackpool over his knee problem while midfielder Jeff Hughes (broken leg) will not play again this season.

Bristol Rovers will be without influential midfielder John-Joe O'Toole at Fleetwood.

The former Colchester man has scored 15 times this season but picked up his 10th yellow card of the campaign against Southend on Friday night and will serve the first of his two-game ban against the Cod Army.

Manager John Ward looks likely to select Steven Gillepsie or David Clarkson in O'Toole's role as they look to move clear of the relegation zone having won just one of their last six matches.

Matt Harrold also looks likely to be involved once more while fellow forwards Ryan Brunt and Alan Gow remain long-term injury absentees.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 44 88
2 Shrewsbury Town 44 86
3 Wycombe Wanderers 44 81
4 Bury 43 79
5 Southend United 43 78
6 Stevenage 44 69
7 Plymouth Argyle 44 65
8 Luton Town 44 65
9 Newport County AFC 44 62
10 Northampton Town 44 61
11 Exeter City 44 61
12 Morecambe 44 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 44 57
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 56
15 Oxford United 44 55
16 Portsmouth 44 53
17 Accrington Stanley 44 53
18 Cambridge United 44 51
19 York City 44 51
20 Carlisle United 44 49
21 Mansfield Town 44 48
22 Hartlepool United 44 41
23 Cheltenham Town 44 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 44 39