Notts County Vs Morecambe, Sat 17 Apr 2010

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Notts County boss Steve Cotterill has some players with minor knocks and strains ahead of the potential promotion-winning visit of Morecambe.

Cotterill did not name the players concerned or the extent of the injuries other than to say the problems were following the 3-1 home win over Lincoln in midweek - a result that saw the Magpies replace Rochdale at the top of the table.

It remains to be seen whether Luke Rodgers will be in the squad. The striker was expected to seal a move to MLS side New York Red Bulls before the weekend but he has yet to obtain a work permit.

Should Rodgers still be at Meadow Lane on Saturday, he will probably remain on the bench as Delroy Facey scored on his recall to the side against Lincoln.

County will be promoted if they match or better fourth-placed Rotherham`s result against Cheltenham.

Morecambe will be without Simon Hackney at Meadow Lane but skipper Jim Bentley is back to full fitness.

On-loan midfielder Hackney has been recalled by Colchester due to the number of injuries at his parent club, meaning he will be unable to return to the Shrimps this season.

But manager Sammy McIlroy is boosted by Bentley`s return to the fold after a neck problem restricted him to a place on the bench for Tuesday`s 2-0 defeat at Bradford.

Striker Wayne Curtis is again a doubt due to a virus while fellow forward Aaron Taylor remains on the sidelines as the Shrimps look to get their play-off charge back on track.

Long-term absentee Henry McStay will be pushing for a place in the squad after building up his fitness in the reserves` 5-2 win over Tranmere on Wednesday.

Manny Panther, Darren Moss, Fraser McLachlan and Neil Wainwright also started for the second string as they looked to gain some match fitness and could be involved this weekend, with Wainwright likely to replace the departed Hackney.

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Aaron Taylor
Colchester United
Fraser McLachlan
Neil Wainwright
Simon Hackney
Wayne Curtis
Delroy Facey
Jim Bentley
Cheltenham Town
Newcastle United
Bradford City
Henry McStay
Luke Rodgers
League Two
Darren Moss
Sammy McIlroy
Tranmere Rovers
Notts County

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