Accrington boss John Coleman is boosted by the return of midfielder Charlie Barnett for the home clash with Crewe.

Barnett is available again after serving a three-match ban following his straight red card against Barnet at the beginning of the month.

Nat Taylor, meanwhile, is still in the middle of the 35-day ban he received after being sent off for Accrington and Rossendale College last season - before he had penned professional terms.

Goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin has a slight calf strain but should be available as Stanley seek to extend their unbeaten to six matches.

Coleman's men held high-flying Rotherham to a 1-1 draw in midweek and the Stanley boss said: "I was pleased with our performance and if we can improve our cutting edge going forward, we can be a match for anyone."

Crewe boss Dario Gradi is set to be boosted by the return of Ashley Westwood.

The influential midfielder missed the Railwaymen's 1-0 defeat at Burton on Tuesday after feeling unwell the night before the game.

But Westwood returned to training in the latter part of this week, giving Gradi a welcome boost ahead of the clash at the Crown Ground.

Elsewhere, defender Dave Artell is expected to miss the game as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury suffered in the build-up to the game with Barnet last weekend.

Crewe have no other new injury concerns as they seek to bounce back from their midweek defeat, which ended a run of four straight wins.

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