Accrington Stanley Vs Barnet, Sat 19 Dec 2009

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Accrington will be boosted by the return to contention of on-loan Leeds defender Tom Lees for their home clash with Barnet.

Defender Lees was ineligible against his parent club in the midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Elland Road.

Manager John Coleman has no other new injury or suspension problems as his fast-improving side chase a fifth straight league win.

Coleman will be reluctant to change a winning line-up following last week's 2-1 win at Notts County which stretched their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Winger Chris Turner, sidelined since mid-October due to ankle ligament damage, is not ready for first-team action while Leam Richardson, yet to appear for Accrington this season, remains sidelined with a groin injury.

Barnet manager Ian Hendon will have to play a waiting game regarding the fitness of three key players ahead of the trip.

Jake Cole, Ismail Yakubu and Albert Adomah all face late fitness tests before discovering whether they will be able to feature at the Crown Ground.

The Bees are hopeful Cole, who has been an ever-present this season, can shake off a slight niggle to be involved.

Yakubu is facing a race to recover from a thigh injury, while Adomah is looking to return from an ankle problem.

Hendon may also welcome combative midfielder Joe Tabiri back to the fold.

Tabiri has completed a successful loan spell at Blue Square South outfit Havant & Waterlooville and goes straight into the squad for the trip to Lancashire.

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Ismail Yakubu
Albert Adomah
Joe Tabiri
League One
Chris Turner
Ian Hendon
Jake Cole
Leeds United
Accrington Stanley
Leam Richardson
Notts County
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