Stockport manager Paul Simpson has no major injury or suspension concerns ahead of the home clash with fellow strugglers Barnet.

Simpson made two changes to his starting line-up for last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Gillingham as Anthony Pulis, signed on a month-long loan from Southampton, and David Poole replaced Greg Tansey and the departed Jamie Proctor.

Midfielder Pulis scored on his debut and looks certain to retain his place in County's starting line-up.

Simpson accepts his side are likely to be involved in a relegation scrap for the rest of the season.

County are hovering just above the drop zone after 11 games and Simpson said: "We are in a dogfight at the moment and will be for the rest of the season."

Injury-hit Barnet have some welcome news ahead of the trip with the return of Mark Byrne and Glen Southam.

Nottingham Forest loanee Byrne missed last weekend's defeat by Bradford through suspension and fellow midfielder Southam has recovered from a facial injury.

Southam will be sporting a moustache as he is not allowed to shave following plastic surgery on his lip.

However, boss Mark Stimson will be without up to eight players through injury.

Steve Kabba (ankle), Glenn Poole (thigh) and Charlie Taylor (groin) are struggling, Izale McLeod is not yet fit after knee surgery and Darren Dennehy (foot), Grant Basey, Daniel Leach and Danny Kelly (all ankle) are missing.

Stimson's options are limited further with Phil Walsh returning to Dagenham after his loan spell.M

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