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Lincoln City Vs Accrington Stanley, Tue 16 Feb 2010

Imps missing banned Swaibu (©PAphotos)
Imps missing banned Swaibu (©PAphotos).

Lincoln defender Moses Swaibu is suspended for the visit of Accrington.

The centre-half was sent off after just 13 minutes of the 2-1 defeat against Rotherham on Saturday and must serve a one-match ban.

It gives Imps boss Chris Sutton problems as fellow defenders Paul Green (groin) and Nathan Baker (ankle) remain out. Midfielder Matthew Saunders is also still sidelined.

"We have some walking wounded that will be assessed before the game. There are some players with illness too that will also need to be assessed," said Sutton.

"Nathan Baker and Matt Saunders will be back soon but they have not been doing anything physical for a while, so as soon as they are back then we may have to take a gamble with them."

Accrington boss John Coleman will hand Luke Joyce a late fitness test ahead of the trip.

The midfielder missed the goalless draw with Macclesfield on Saturday with a dead leg and remains a doubt and, should he not be passed fit, John Miles will continue to deputise.

Ian Dunbavin should keep his place in goal ahead of on-loan Liverpool keeper Dean Bouzanis after he impressed against the Silkmen following a niggling knee injury.

Coleman, who continues to be linked to the vacant managerial position at Bradford, could be tempted into changing his midfield line-up after Chris Turner came off the bench to impress in place of Sean McConville.

John Mullin is still building up his fitness from a long-term ankle problem but will be named among the substitutes, but the game comes too soon for Leam Richardson (groin).

Meanwhile, Benin international Romuald Boco is currently training with the Reds but any possible deal looks unlikely to take place in time for the clash against the Imps.

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Sean McConville
Football
Paul Green
John Mullin
Matthew Saunders
Chris Turner
Bradford City
Paul Green
Nathan Baker
Luke Joyce
John Miles
League Two
Macclesfield Town
Ian Dunbavin
Romuald Boco
Accrington Stanley
Leam Richardson
Liverpool
Moses Swaibu

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