Hereford v Wimbledon preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Hereford and AFC Wimbledon at Edgar Street.

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Purkiss: Back in contention

Purkiss: Back in contention

Ben Purkiss returns to contention for Hereford. The right-back missed Tuesday's crushing 5-4 reverse at Gillingham due to a one-match suspension for his dismissal in last weekend's draw against Bradford.

Purkiss' availability provides welcome defensive reinforcements for under-pressure manager Jamie Pitman, who was boosted in midweek by Michael Townsend's return from his own two-match ban.

Purkiss will go straight back into Pitman's XI after Danny Williams, who was standing in at right-back at Priestfield for his first appearance since September, was forced off with a knock in the 74th minute.

Defenders Benoit Dalibard (hamstring), Joe Heath (groin) and Stefan Stam (knee) as well as striker Richard Peniket (ankle) all remain sidelined as the struggling Bulls look to improve upon a home record which is the worst in League Two.

Meanwhile, Luke Moore could be added to the AFC Wimbledon squad. The midfielder has been out for a month with a knee injury but resumed training this week and hopes to travel.

Winger Kieran Djilali has recovered from a hamstring injury but is struggling for match fitness and is not expected to be involved.

The match will also come too soon for left-back Gareth Gwillim (hamstring) and midfielder Ricky Wellard (ankle), although both are close to returning.

There will be a change on the bench after on-loan full-back Gavin Hoyte returned to Arsenal.

Defender Brett Johnson and midfielder Brendan Kiernan are back from loan spells but midfielder Max Porter has joined Newport County until the end of the season.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Morecambe  
Bury v Portsmouth  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Scunthorpe  
Fleetwood v Southend  
Mansfield v Torquay  
Oxford Utd v Accrington  
Plymouth v Hartlepool  
Rochdale v Cheltenham  
Wycombe v Bristol R  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 44 26 80
2 Chesterfld 44 28 78
3 Rochdale 44 20 78
4 Fleetwood 44 15 75
5 Burton Alb 44 8 72
6 Southend 44 16 68
7 York City 44 10 67
8 Oxford Utd 44 6 62
9 Plymouth 44 -7 58
10 Bury 44 8 57
11 Dag + Red 44 -4 57
12 Mansfield 44 -8 57
13 Portsmouth 44 -10 57
14 AFC W'don 44 -4 56
15 Newport 44 -3 55
16 Cheltenham 44 -7 55
17 Hartlepool 44 -4 52
18 Accrington 44 -4 51
19 Morecambe 44 -15 50
20 Exeter 44 -7 49
21 Wycombe 44 -10 47
22 Bristol R 44 -11 47
23 Northamptn 44 -20 47
24 Torquay 44 -23 42

Updated Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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