Bury boss Alan Knill again looks set to be without defender Paul Scott for the home clash with Darlington.

Scott is nursing a knee injury and has missed the past two games, but midfielder Stephen Dawson shrugged off a hamstring strain to play in Saturday's goalless draw with Barnet.

Striker Danny Carlton is edging closer towards full fitness after a long-term Achilles injury and fellow frontman Andy Bishop is pushing for a starting berth after his own recovery from injury.

Darlington looked destined for relegation but Knill is expecting a stern test from Steve Staunton's side.

He said: "It doesn't matter who you play, you have to be on your game and if you are then the games takes care of itself."

Quakers boss Staunton could include latest signing Andrew Milne in his starting line-up.

The rockbottom Quakers are bidding to avoid a sixth consecutive defeat for the first time since 2006 and Staunton could be tempted to make some changes.

Milne initially arrived at Darlington before Christmas, but was recalled by Leeds due to injury and has now rejoined the Quakers until the end of the season.

Staunton handed a full debut to another recent signing, Ross Chisholm, in Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Torquay, while teenagers Dan Burn and Curtis Main also returned to the side.

Gary Smith and Patrick Deane are also pushing for recalls, but defender Richie Byrne, a recent free signing following his release from Inverness, has been struggling with a hamstring problem.

Striker Noel Whelan (hamstring), defender Mark Bower (ankle) and Chris Lumsdon (knee) all still sidelined.

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