Darlington Vs Accrington Stanley, Sat 10 Apr 2010

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Darlington pair Mor Diop and Stuart Giddings are both back in contention for the home game with Accrington.

French striker Diop (hamstring) has missed new manager Simon Davey's first two games in charge, while defender Giddings (groin) has been sidelined since the 1-1 draw at Bury early last month.

Davey will also have midfielder Nathan Mulligan available again as he has recovered from illness.

But the Quakers will be without Gareth Waite, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury that requires surgery, while Mark Bower (ankle) and Chris Lumsdon (match fitness) are still not ready to return after long lay-offs.

Darlington, 19 points adrift of safety at the foot of the table, have won two of their last three matches.

Accrington manager John Coleman could be ready to make further changes as his side bid to end a run of five straight defeats.

Coleman, who drafted in six new faces for Monday's 3-2 home defeat to lowly Grimsby when they let slip a two-goal lead, has no new injury or suspension problems.

Striker Michael Symes returned from a three-game ban to score his 18th goal of the season on Monday and will lead the line while defender Leam Richardson could return to the squad.

Richardson has been struggling all season with a groin problem, his only appearance coming in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in September.

Accrington climbed to within touching distance of the play-offs after successive wins last month but five successive defeats since have seen them slide to 14th, 11 points adrift of the top seven.

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Stuart Giddings
Chris Lumsdon
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