Accrington boss John Coleman will be boosted by the return of Phil Edwards for the visit of Stevenage.

The 25-year-old defender missed the 1-1 draw with Southend last weekend through suspension after being booked for the fifth time this season, and was replaced by Pete Murphy.

However, while Edwards will return to the squad, Murphy will sit out the first game of a three-match ban following his straight red card received for a late tackle on Shrimpers midfielder Anthony Grant.

Chris Turner sits out the second game of his three-match suspension, but Kevin Long has extended his loan deal from neighbours Burnley by a further month and is likely to continue in defence.

Coleman again has no injury worries to contend with as his side go in search of their first win in seven league games.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley will be boosted by the return of leading goalscorer Chris Holroyd.

Holroyd, on-loan from Brighton, missed the impressive FA Cup first-round replay win over MK Dons after Seagulls boss Gus Poyet refused him permission to play.

Chris Beardsley returned to the starting line-up in his place against the Dons after recovering from the shoulder injury that has disrupted his season.

Westley will have to decide whether he is fit enough to partner Holroyd in attack or whether Charlie Griffin or Ben May get the nod.

Ronnie Henry missed out against the Dons due to illness but he could make a recovery in time to take his usual slot at right-back. If he fails to recover, Lawrie Wilson is likely to continue at full-back with David Bridges and Stacy Long continuing in midfield.

Lee Boylan (calf) and Darren Murphy (ankle) are long-term absentees.

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