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Stockport County Vs Colchester United, Sat 13 Feb 2010

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Stockport will be without midfielder David Perkins when they take on Colchester.

Perkins is on loan at County from Colchester and is ineligible to face his parent club.

But boss Gary Ablett has no other major concerns and is desperate for his side to end a horrendous 16-match winless run in League One.

He insists the visit of Colchester represents a good chance of securing a first league win since October 12.

Ablett said: "If we play as well on Saturday as we did when we went up to Colchester then we'll certainly run them very close.

"We could get down to 11 games to go and need 11 wins and there will still be enough points to play for. We'll keep going until it proves impossible."

John-Joe O'Toole and Kayode Odejayi have been passed fit for Colchester.

Midfielder O'Toole had to be replaced during Monday night's win over Southend after taking a kick in the back.

Striker Odejayi also limped off but was merely suffering with cramp and both are fine to travel.

Defender Paul Reid is available after a groin injury and striker Kevin Lisbie returns following a thigh strain so boss Aidy Boothroyd has some selection dilemmas.

But Christian Ribeiro looks set to miss out again after he aggravated a groin injury while undergoing a late fitness test ahead on Monday, so John White keeps his place at right-back.

Winger Ashley Vincent played for the reserves in midweek, his first action since suffering a serious ankle injury in September, but he is unlikely to be risked.

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