Anthony Straker continues to miss out as Aldershot return to league matters against Crawley following their memorable Carling Cup achievement in midweek.

The left-back was ruled out of Tuesday`s 2-1 victory over Rochdale with a knee problem as Dean Holdsworth`s side booked their place in the fourth round of the League Cup for the first time in their history.

Straker will again have to watch from the stands as fifth-placed Crawley come to the Recreation Ground aiming to end the Shots` eight-match unbeaten charge.

Midfielder Anthony Pulis was also denied a place in Holdsworth`s matchday 18 against Dale due to a foot problem and he is rated as 50/50 to be fit for this weekend.

Otherwise, the Shots boss has a fully-fit squad to select from and must decide whether or not to rotate his ranks having kept faith with a pretty much unchanged XI of late.

Crawley's injury problems are clearing up ahead of the clash.

Boss Steve Evans was without five first-team players for last weekend's 3-1 win over Bradford but defenders Dean Howell and Kyle McFadzean should be available after thigh injuries.

Winger Sergio Torres is also close to returning from a groin strain, although he may not be risked at the weekend.

Defenders Jamie Day (back) and club captain Pablo Mills (ankle) are also on the mend but are yet to return to training.

Centre-half Claude Davis and on-loan Ipswich midfielder Andy Drury impressed on their debuts last weekend and should keep their places.

Defender John Dempster and midfielder Ben Smith have joined Kettering on a month's loan.

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