No Ashbee for Lincoln Clash

Last updated : 09 November 2002 By Andy Beill
Ian Ashbee
Ian Ashbee - suspended
The 26-year-old has picked up five yellow cards and so misses out with a one-match ban. It's his second suspension of the season after being sent off on the opening day.

Damien Delaney is expected to move into the midfield holding position, leaving the left-back spot free for Andy Holt, Steve Burton or Matt Wicks to walk into. Shaun Smith is not expected to fully recover from his thigh injury for another week.

Michael Branch could start after coming off the bench and scoring against Scunthorpe last week. He should partner Gary Alexander, who also scored, while Phil Jevons will drop to substitute.

Stuart Elliott will be hoping for a starting role, with Ryan Williams expected to lose his place.

Midfielder Dean Keates plays his last game before sitting out next Saturday's FA Cup game with Macclesfield after collecting five yellow cards.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Musselwhite; Regan, Whittle, Anderson, Burton; Green, Keates, Delaney, Elliott; Alexander, Branch.
Subs from: Deeney, Strong, Holt, Peat, Philpott, Williams, Jevons.