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Stockport will check on two players for the visit of Walsall, who are again without Clayton Ince.
Last Updated: 12/04/09 4:43pm
Stockport County will check on two players for the visit of Walsall, who are again expected to be without Clayton Ince.
Defender James Tunnicliffe and midfielder Paul Turnbull both picked up knocks during Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Leeds United.
Both players were forced off, Tunnicliffe after 19 minutes and Turnbull after an hour, at Elland Road - the fifth game in a row in which County have failed to score.
Boss Jim Gannon will monitor their progress and make a late decision on their fitness.
Striker Matty McNeil is 'highly doubtful' with an ankle injury, while fellow forward Peter Thompson (collapsed lung) could return before the end of the season.
Johnny Mullins and Carl Baker will not play again this season due to metatarsal and ankle injuries respectively.
Conrad Logan, re-signed on an emergency loan from Leicester, will continue in goal with Owain fon Williams and Lloyd Rigby expected to remain on the sidelines due to shoulder injuries.
Walsall are likely to continue with Rene Gilmartin in goal, with Ince not expected to return to the club until later this week.
Ince has gone back to Trinidad due to a family bereavement, so Gilmartin will deputise again after starting Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Tranmere.
Defender Manny Smith should keep his place in Chris Hutchings' side after playing on Saturday and suffering no ill-effects following the collision that knocked him unconscious at Millwall.
Likewise, midfielders Sofiene Zaaboub and Mark Bradley will be involved once more after returning from ankle and back problems respectively against Tranmere.
Paul Boertien is also in contention after an ankle complaint but fellow defender Netan Sansara remains sidelined with his ankle injury, as does Stephen Roberts (back spasms).