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Stockport County Vs Wycombe Wanderers, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Stockport manager Gary Ablett could wield the axe when his side host relegation rivals Wycombe.

Ablett pointed an accusing finger at his players after they slumped to a dismal 4-1 defeat at Swindon on Tuesday.

It was County's 19th League One defeat of the season and left them eight points adrift of second-bottom Wycombe.

Ablett's men must beat the Chairboys to keep their bid to avoid the drop alive and the former Liverpool defender could look to shake things up after the hammering at Swindon.

The County boss has no new injury concerns with only long-term absentees Gianluca Havern and Matty Mainwaring missing due to injury.

Assessing the importance of Wycombe's visit, Ablett said: "The players have to stand up and take responsibility."

Wycombe hope to have striker Matt Harrold back in contention.

Harrold missed the creditable 0-0 draw at home to Southampton in midweek through illness but is expecting to be fit and available for manager Gary Waddock.

However, replacement Jon-Paul Pittman put in a lively display alongside Alex Revell and could keep his place.

Midfielder Matt Bloomfield and defender Adam Hinshelwood returned to the bench on Tuesday night after lay-offs with knee injuries and the duo should stay there due to a lack of match fitness.

Midfielder Gareth Ainsworth serves the second of a three-match ban but Waddock remains without Leon Johnson (knee) and Ian Westlake (ankle).

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