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  • Walsall boss Jon Whitney has selection poser ahead of Charlton's visitWalsall boss Jon Whitney has a selection dilemma ahead of the visit of Charlton.Whitney sprung a surprise when naming his starting line-up at Oxford on Saturday, opting to switch from the 3-5-2 formation used in recent weeks to a 4-1-4-1 system. It brought the Saddlers' first away win of the season.Winger Zeli Ismail came in for his first league start while Tyler Roberts was recalled as the lone frontman.Florent Cuvelier, Dan Agyei and Amadou Bakayoko are among the players who could come into Whitney's thoughts should he decide to make changes.Charlton have Ricky Holmes available after a one-match suspension saw him miss the 1-1 draw against Bury on Saturday.Billy Clarke came off with a back injury during that game and is a doubt, as is Jason Pearce, who completed the duration of the contest but left the stadium on crutches.Mark Marshall remains a few weeks short of recovering his fitness.Ben R..

    Walsall V Charlton at Banks’s Stadium : Match Preview

    Walsall boss Jon Whitney has selection poser ahead of Charlton's visitWalsall boss Jon Whitney has a selection dilemma ahead of the visit of Charlton.Whitney sprung a surprise when naming his starting line-up at Oxford on Saturday, opting to switch from the 3-5-2 formation used in recent weeks to a 4-1-4-1 system. It brought the Saddlers' first away win of the season.Winger Zeli Ismail came in for his first league start while Tyler Roberts was recalled as the lone frontman.Florent Cuvelier, Dan Agyei and Amadou Bakayoko are among the players who could come into Whitney's thoughts should he decide to make changes.Charlton have Ricky Holmes available after a one-match suspension saw him miss the 1-1 draw against Bury on Saturday.Billy Clarke came off with a back injury during that game and is a doubt, as is Jason Pearce, who completed the duration of the contest but left the stadium on crutches.Mark Marshall remains a few weeks short of recovering his fitness.Ben R..
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  • Slade set to ring the changes when Mariners host ColchesterGrimsby manager Russell Slade is set to ring the changes for the visit of Colchester in a bid to refresh his starting line-up.He has admitted that young winger Siriki Dembele could be rested as he looks to manage the player's development.Defender Zak Mills is set to miss out again with a hamstring injury but could be back for Saturday's visit of Lincoln.Midfielder Mitch Rose, who returned from injury at the weekend, should keep his place despite being substituted against Newport.Colchester have forward Mikael Mandron available for the trip.The Frenchman missed Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Wycombe through suspension but could return to the starting XI on Tuesday.Tom Lapslie will miss out, however, as he serves a one-match ban for picking up five yellow cards.Doug Loft returned to the starting line-up at the weekend following a lengthy lay-off and is again in contention to start. Source: PAR ..

    Grimsby V Colchester at Blundell Park : Match Preview

    Slade set to ring the changes when Mariners host ColchesterGrimsby manager Russell Slade is set to ring the changes for the visit of Colchester in a bid to refresh his starting line-up.He has admitted that young winger Siriki Dembele could be rested as he looks to manage the player's development.Defender Zak Mills is set to miss out again with a hamstring injury but could be back for Saturday's visit of Lincoln.Midfielder Mitch Rose, who returned from injury at the weekend, should keep his place despite being substituted against Newport.Colchester have forward Mikael Mandron available for the trip.The Frenchman missed Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Wycombe through suspension but could return to the starting XI on Tuesday.Tom Lapslie will miss out, however, as he serves a one-match ban for picking up five yellow cards.Doug Loft returned to the starting line-up at the weekend following a lengthy lay-off and is again in contention to start. Source: PAR ..
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  • Defender James Gibbons banned as managerless Port Vale face AccringtonManagerless Port Vale will be without defender James Gibbons for the Sky Bet League Two home clash with Accrington on Tuesday.Gibbons is suspended after being sent off in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Yeovil, Vale's first match since the departure of boss Michael Brown.Interim bosses David Kelly and Chris Morgan will once again be in charge for this fixture.Vale have Rob Lainton (ankle), Cristian Montano, Anton Forrester (both hamstring), Danny Pugh (leg) and Kjell Knops (knee) sidelined.Accrington manager John Coleman is hopeful that Kayden Jackson can be involved at Vale Park.The forward came off having taken a knock in the 1-1 draw with Cheltenham, in which he scored his sixth goal of the season.Defender Ben Richards-Everton (shoulder) is stepping up his recovery but is not yet ready to return to action.Goalkeeper Max Stryjek is facing another three to four weeks out with his hamstring injury. Source: P..

    Port Vale V Accrington Stanley at Vale Park : Match Preview

    Defender James Gibbons banned as managerless Port Vale face AccringtonManagerless Port Vale will be without defender James Gibbons for the Sky Bet League Two home clash with Accrington on Tuesday.Gibbons is suspended after being sent off in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Yeovil, Vale's first match since the departure of boss Michael Brown.Interim bosses David Kelly and Chris Morgan will once again be in charge for this fixture.Vale have Rob Lainton (ankle), Cristian Montano, Anton Forrester (both hamstring), Danny Pugh (leg) and Kjell Knops (knee) sidelined.Accrington manager John Coleman is hopeful that Kayden Jackson can be involved at Vale Park.The forward came off having taken a knock in the 1-1 draw with Cheltenham, in which he scored his sixth goal of the season.Defender Ben Richards-Everton (shoulder) is stepping up his recovery but is not yet ready to return to action.Goalkeeper Max Stryjek is facing another three to four weeks out with his hamstring injury. Source: P..
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  • Thomas Verheydt set to miss Newport clashCrawley boss Harry Kewell looks set to be without striker Thomas Verheydt once more for the Sky Bet League Two game against Newport.The Dutchman has been out since the end of August with a knee injury.Midfielder Jordan Roberts is set to keep his place after being recalled for the 2-1 win at Barnet on Saturday.That result was Crawley's first win in four outings, with Mark Randall and Panutche Camara most likely to come in if Kewell decides to make changes.Newport could make changes despite beating Grimsby 1-0 on Saturday.Exiles boss Michael Flynn has to manage a small squad and admits skipper Joss Labadie, Mark O'Brien and Ben Tozer - all recently back from injury - might struggle to play three games in a week.So Scot Bennett, Dan Butler, Lamar Reynolds and Shawn McCoulsky are in contention to step up from the bench.Reece Cole (knee) and Marlon Jackson (hamstring) are ruled out again. Source: PAR Please e..

    Crawley Town V Newport County at Checkatrade.com Stadium : Match Preview

    Thomas Verheydt set to miss Newport clashCrawley boss Harry Kewell looks set to be without striker Thomas Verheydt once more for the Sky Bet League Two game against Newport.The Dutchman has been out since the end of August with a knee injury.Midfielder Jordan Roberts is set to keep his place after being recalled for the 2-1 win at Barnet on Saturday.That result was Crawley's first win in four outings, with Mark Randall and Panutche Camara most likely to come in if Kewell decides to make changes.Newport could make changes despite beating Grimsby 1-0 on Saturday.Exiles boss Michael Flynn has to manage a small squad and admits skipper Joss Labadie, Mark O'Brien and Ben Tozer - all recently back from injury - might struggle to play three games in a week.So Scot Bennett, Dan Butler, Lamar Reynolds and Shawn McCoulsky are in contention to step up from the bench.Reece Cole (knee) and Marlon Jackson (hamstring) are ruled out again. Source: PAR Please e..
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  • Adam McGurk to miss Luton's visit due to hamstring injuryAdam McGurk will miss Morecambe's Sky Bet League Two home clash with Luton on Tuesday due to injury.McGurk pulled his hamstring in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Stevenage and had to come off shortly before half-time.Fellow forward Rhys Turner, who has recovered from a hamstring issue of his own, is expected to make his return to the matchday squad.The Shrimps' last home fixture saw them register their first win in seven league matches as they saw off Newport 2-1.Luton manager Nathan Jones is hopeful midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu will be available after the club appealed the red card he was shown in the 1-0 win over Chesterfield for a foul on Andy Kellett.Jones is already without another midfielder as Luke Berry is serving a three-match ban and will assess the fitness of injured players Andrew Shinnie, Elliot Lee, Johnny Mullins and Alan McCormack.Luke Gambin came into the starting line-up against Chesterfiel..

    Morecambe V Luton at Globe Arena : Match Preview

    Adam McGurk to miss Luton's visit due to hamstring injuryAdam McGurk will miss Morecambe's Sky Bet League Two home clash with Luton on Tuesday due to injury.McGurk pulled his hamstring in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Stevenage and had to come off shortly before half-time.Fellow forward Rhys Turner, who has recovered from a hamstring issue of his own, is expected to make his return to the matchday squad.The Shrimps' last home fixture saw them register their first win in seven league matches as they saw off Newport 2-1.Luton manager Nathan Jones is hopeful midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu will be available after the club appealed the red card he was shown in the 1-0 win over Chesterfield for a foul on Andy Kellett.Jones is already without another midfielder as Luke Berry is serving a three-match ban and will assess the fitness of injured players Andrew Shinnie, Elliot Lee, Johnny Mullins and Alan McCormack.Luke Gambin came into the starting line-up against Chesterfiel..
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  • Bowyer considering changes for date with DaleBlackpool boss Gary Bowyer could be tempted to make changes for the visit of Rochdale. Bowyer named an unchanged side for Saturday's game at Bristol Rovers and saw his team slip to their first defeat in eight league matches. Forwards Nathan Delfouneso and Scott Quigley and midfielder Sessi D'Almeida all came off the bench in the 3-1 defeat to Rovers and are options for Bowyer. Mark Cullen (hamstring) is closing in on a return while fellow forward Armand Gnanduillet (thigh) and midfielder Jim McAllister (broken leg) also remain on the injury list.Rochdale will be without Keith Keane for the trip, with boss Keith Hill confirming the midfielder requires surgery.Hill is unlikely to make many changes to the side that beat 10-man Gillingham 3-0 at the weekend but has options should he wish to shuffle his pack.Calvin Andrew made his first appearance since August 12 against the Gills - stepping off the bench in the 58th minute - and..

    Blackpool V Rochdale at Bloomfield Road : Match Preview

    Bowyer considering changes for date with DaleBlackpool boss Gary Bowyer could be tempted to make changes for the visit of Rochdale. Bowyer named an unchanged side for Saturday's game at Bristol Rovers and saw his team slip to their first defeat in eight league matches. Forwards Nathan Delfouneso and Scott Quigley and midfielder Sessi D'Almeida all came off the bench in the 3-1 defeat to Rovers and are options for Bowyer. Mark Cullen (hamstring) is closing in on a return while fellow forward Armand Gnanduillet (thigh) and midfielder Jim McAllister (broken leg) also remain on the injury list.Rochdale will be without Keith Keane for the trip, with boss Keith Hill confirming the midfielder requires surgery.Hill is unlikely to make many changes to the side that beat 10-man Gillingham 3-0 at the weekend but has options should he wish to shuffle his pack.Calvin Andrew made his first appearance since August 12 against the Gills - stepping off the bench in the 58th minute - and..
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  • Lincoln without Billy Knott after red card appeal rejected by FALincoln will be without midfielder Billy Knott after their appeal against his red card at Notts County was rejected by the Football Association.Manager Danny Cowley had hoped to have Knott available to face Barnet but he will miss three games.He was sent off in the 28th minute of Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Meadow Lane after appearing to catch County's Ryan Yates in the face with a high boot.Knott's absence will force Cowley into a change in his starting line-up against the Bees and he could bring in either Ollie Palmer or Matt Rhead to partner Matt Green up front.Barnet are still without striker John Akinde as last season's top scorer battles a hamstring injury.However, Rossi Eames should be boosted by the return of Ricardo Santos, who missed Saturday's home defeat to Crawley with a dead leg.Jamie Stephens and Curtis Weston (both knee) are close to a return, although Tuesday' clash is lik..

    Lincoln City V Barnet at Sincil Bank : Match Preview

    Lincoln without Billy Knott after red card appeal rejected by FALincoln will be without midfielder Billy Knott after their appeal against his red card at Notts County was rejected by the Football Association.Manager Danny Cowley had hoped to have Knott available to face Barnet but he will miss three games.He was sent off in the 28th minute of Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Meadow Lane after appearing to catch County's Ryan Yates in the face with a high boot.Knott's absence will force Cowley into a change in his starting line-up against the Bees and he could bring in either Ollie Palmer or Matt Rhead to partner Matt Green up front.Barnet are still without striker John Akinde as last season's top scorer battles a hamstring injury.However, Rossi Eames should be boosted by the return of Ricardo Santos, who missed Saturday's home defeat to Crawley with a dead leg.Jamie Stephens and Curtis Weston (both knee) are close to a return, although Tuesday' clash is lik..
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  • The points are shared. pic.twitter.com/BRqX9I3oJc— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 26, 2017Liverpool’s eight-year wait for an away win in the Champions League continued in Russia as Jurgen Klopp’s much-vaunted ‘Fab Four’ failed to strike the right chord in the 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow.The best two of his attacking quartet Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane combined for the Brazilian to equalise Fernando’s free-kick in the first half.But as a unit there were more misses than hits in their first competitive start together as a second successive draw in the competition made it just three wins in the last 14 group matches and handed the advantage to Sevilla, who lead lead Group E by two points after their win over Maribor.Tweet of the matchCracking goal from Coutinho to level things for Liverpool. Surprised someone didn't try and buy him in the summer.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 26, 2017Star manPhilippe Coutinho shone for Liverpool ( Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)Phili..

    Spartak Moscow v Liverpool – story of the match

    The points are shared. pic.twitter.com/BRqX9I3oJc— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 26, 2017Liverpool’s eight-year wait for an away win in the Champions League continued in Russia as Jurgen Klopp’s much-vaunted ‘Fab Four’ failed to strike the right chord in the 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow.The best two of his attacking quartet Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane combined for the Brazilian to equalise Fernando’s free-kick in the first half.But as a unit there were more misses than hits in their first competitive start together as a second successive draw in the competition made it just three wins in the last 14 group matches and handed the advantage to Sevilla, who lead lead Group E by two points after their win over Maribor.Tweet of the matchCracking goal from Coutinho to level things for Liverpool. Surprised someone didn't try and buy him in the summer.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 26, 2017Star manPhilippe Coutinho shone for Liverpool ( Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)Phili..
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  • Brian Graham, Joe Morrell and Danny Wright on target for CheltenhamSecond-half goals from Brian Graham, Joe Morrell and Danny Wright earned Cheltenham an impressive 3-0 home win over Mansfield Town.Former Hibernian striker Graham headed in his first goal for the club six minutes into the second half after a free-kick delivery from Morrell.And young Bristol City loan midfielder Morrell opened his own scoring account in the 70th minute, curling a shot past Conrad Logan from 25 yards.Harry Pell hit the post from long range in between the two goals and Daniel O'Shaughnessy also hit the upright in the first half.Mansfield did have chances on the break in the first half but Lee Angol was wasteful from some promising positions and Cheltenham were in total control in the second half.Stags manager Steve Evans, who had been warned by referee Brett Huxtable in the first half, was sent to the stand with 15 minutes left for his antics on the touchline.Substitute Wright added the third i..

    Cheltenham 3-0 Mansfield – 26-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Brian Graham, Joe Morrell and Danny Wright on target for CheltenhamSecond-half goals from Brian Graham, Joe Morrell and Danny Wright earned Cheltenham an impressive 3-0 home win over Mansfield Town.Former Hibernian striker Graham headed in his first goal for the club six minutes into the second half after a free-kick delivery from Morrell.And young Bristol City loan midfielder Morrell opened his own scoring account in the 70th minute, curling a shot past Conrad Logan from 25 yards.Harry Pell hit the post from long range in between the two goals and Daniel O'Shaughnessy also hit the upright in the first half.Mansfield did have chances on the break in the first half but Lee Angol was wasteful from some promising positions and Cheltenham were in total control in the second half.Stags manager Steve Evans, who had been warned by referee Brett Huxtable in the first half, was sent to the stand with 15 minutes left for his antics on the touchline.Substitute Wright added the third i..
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  • Uche Ikpeazu's brace helps Cambridge to comfortable victory over Forest GreenUche Ikpeazu scored twice as Cambridge beat bottom side Forest Green 3-0 to earn their third straight home win in Sky Bet League Two.Jabo Ibehre gave them the lead a quarter of an hour in, converting Medy Elito's centre from close range after he had been played in by George Maris.Both sides could have scored by that point, with Ikpeazu dragging a shot well wide after a Forest Green clearance hit Elito, while David Forde made a fine save from Dan Wishart's free-kick.Maris struck the bar for Cambridge from outside the area after Ibehre laid the ball off to him, while at the other end Leon Legge hacked off the line after Forde dropped Dale Bennett's cross under pressure from Christian Doidge.Ikpeazu doubled the lead 10 minutes into the second half, cutting inside from the left and firing home via the far post, before scoring again six minutes later by lashing home left-footed when a right..

    Cambridge Utd 3-0 Forest Green – 26-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Uche Ikpeazu's brace helps Cambridge to comfortable victory over Forest GreenUche Ikpeazu scored twice as Cambridge beat bottom side Forest Green 3-0 to earn their third straight home win in Sky Bet League Two.Jabo Ibehre gave them the lead a quarter of an hour in, converting Medy Elito's centre from close range after he had been played in by George Maris.Both sides could have scored by that point, with Ikpeazu dragging a shot well wide after a Forest Green clearance hit Elito, while David Forde made a fine save from Dan Wishart's free-kick.Maris struck the bar for Cambridge from outside the area after Ibehre laid the ball off to him, while at the other end Leon Legge hacked off the line after Forde dropped Dale Bennett's cross under pressure from Christian Doidge.Ikpeazu doubled the lead 10 minutes into the second half, cutting inside from the left and firing home via the far post, before scoring again six minutes later by lashing home left-footed when a right..
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