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Crewe Alexandra Vs Barnet, Sat 21 Aug 2010

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Crewe will be without striker Calvin Zola when they play host to Barnet.

The Congolese striker tweaked his knee in training on Monday and will not be risked, although the club are hopeful he will be able to feature in Tuesday's Carling Cup tie against Ipswich.

Byron Moore is likely to take Zola's place in Crewe's front three alongside Shaun Miller and Clayton Donaldson.

Teenage midfielder Nick Powell is expected to be among the substitutes once again after making his first senior appearance in last weekend's 3-2 defeat at Cheltenham.

Powell, 16, became Crewe's second youngest debutant when he came on at Whaddon Road and will hope to be involved once more this weekend.

Defender Carl Martin (shin) and goalkeeper Steve Phillips (shoulder) remain on the sidelines.

Barnet will once again be without Steve Kabba and Joe Devera.

Striker Kabba remains sidelined after being stretchered out of the Bees' opening game of the season at Chesterfield with knee ligament damage, so Ricky Holmes is set to continue in attack.

Defender Devera has missed the last two games with a bruised kneecap and is not yet ready to return.

Jordan Parkes has switched from left to right-back in Devera's absence, with centre-half Daniel Leach now filling in on the left.

Boss Mark Stimson was encouraged by last weekend's goalless draw at home to Burton, the Bees' first point of the season, and is unlikely to make too many changes.

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Daniel Leach
Steve Phillips
Football
Shaun Miller
League Cup
Clayton Donaldson
Calvin Zola
League Two
Byron Moore
Jordan Parkes
Joe Devera

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