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Accrington manager John Coleman has has a virtually full squad to choose from when his team host Crewe.

Defender Leam Richardson will be the only absentee after suffering a groin strain against Stevenage which forced him out of the 2-0 defeat against Rotherham and the 2-1 win over Wycombe on Saturday.

The 31-year-old full-back is set to undergo a scan this week to determine the extent of the injury.

Coleman could be tempted to go with the same starting line-up for the second successive game following the success over the Chairboys.

However, on-loan Burnley defender Kevin Long will be pushing hard for a recall after recovering from a broken toe.

Stanley will be looking to achieve back-to-back league wins for only the second time this season when they take on the Railwaymen.

Crewe have no new problems ahead of the trip.

Top-scorer Clayton Donaldson returned from suspension against Stevenage on Saturday and the 16-goal striker is likely to keep his place in the side.

However, boss Dario Gradi could make changes elsewhere with defenders Adam Dugdale and Danny Blanchett available for recalls.

Midfielders Antoni Sarcevic and Joel Grant as well as forwards Ajay Leitch-Smith and Nick Powell may also return to the fold.

"We will go over the DVD from Saturday and discuss how we will set ourselves up. I may think about a change but it won`t be anything major, maybe just one or two," said Gradi.

Shaun Miller will not travel but could be fit for the trip to Bury at the weekend. The 13-goal striker has missed the last three matches with a thigh strain.

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Joel Grant
Football
Danny Blanchett
Shaun Miller
Clayton Donaldson
League Two
Accrington Stanley
Leam Richardson

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