Winger Chris Turner could be set for a return for Accrington for the local derby against Bury.

The 19-year-old has missed the last 14 matches with ankle ligament damage sustained in October. He was not involved in Saturday's win against Morecambe despite being in contention and will be pushing for a place in John Coleman's squad.

Jimmy Ryan has been performing admirably for Stanley in Turner's absence, though, so if Turner is involved it will most likely be as a substitute.

Defender Leam Richardson, who is yet to play for Accrington this season, remains sidelined with a groin injury.

Stanley are on a fine run of form that has seen them climb into play-off contention, having lost just one of their last 10 games and they welcome Alan Knill's side to the Crown Ground aiming to record a fifth successive win.

However, the game still remains in some doubt, with snow still covering the pitch and terraces and Stanley have requested fans to help clear the ground on Sunday.

Ryan Lowe is likely to start for Bury as they prepare to play their first game in over a fortnight.

The Shakers have seen their last two scheduled fixtures, at home to Macclesfield and Bradford, fall victim to the weather and Monday's match at the Crown Ground is also in doubt, with a pitch inspection scheduled for 11am.

Should the game go ahead, Lowe is set to partner Andy Morrell in attack after on-loan forward Daniel Nardiello returned to parent club Blackpool.

Ryan Cresswell remains around a week away from returning to action following his ankle ligament injury.

Andy Bishop will also miss out once again, while fellow forward Tom Elliott does not return to the club on loan until January 1.

Danny Carlton is a long-term absentee for Alan Knill's side. The former Morecambe forward is recovering from a serious Achilles injury but could be back in action by the end of January.

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