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Stockport County Vs Brentford, Sat 20 Mar 2010

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Stockport boss Gary Ablett will be without defender Danny Swailes through suspension for the home clash with Brentford.

Swailes was sent off in Tuesday's 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Oldham and serves a one-match ban.

Ablett made only one change to his starting line-up against Oldham, bringing midfielder David Poole back into the side at the expense of Greg Tansey.

His options are again limited as striker Jemal Johnson is nursing a back problem and again misses out.

County have been in administration since April 2009 and look doomed to relegation but Ablett is not throwing in the towel just yet.

He said: "Whether the boys are playing for new contracts, whether they're playing to attract other clubs or playing to impress their parent clubs, we've always got something to play for."

Brentford have major problems in defence.

Mark Phillips has suffered a recurrence of his knee injury and could be facing a spell on the sidelines while Leon Legge is struggling to shake off a knock.

Alan Bennett, who was recently recalled from his loan spell at Wycombe, came on for Phillips at Brighton in midweek only to get himself sent off so he is suspended.

Therefore Karleigh Osborne, who has not started a game since November, and untried rookie Fraser Franks are the only recognised centre-halves unless boss Andy Scott can draft in an 11th-hour loan signing.

Scott will stick with Arsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny in goal despite some recent errors from the young Pole.

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Arsenal
Mark Phillips
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David Poole
Jemal Johnson
Jemal Johnson
Leon Legge
Fraser Franks
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Wojciech Szczesny
Greg Tansey
Oldham Athletic
Karleigh Osborne
Alan Bennett
Brighton & Hove Albion
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