Returning To Strength

Last updated : 14 October 2006 By Andy Beill
Damien Delaney made his return from an ankle injury in the reserves on Wednesday, playing 45 minutes of the 2-1 defeat at Hartlepool, but is unlikely to make an appearance tomorrow.

Danny Coles and Sam Ricketts are in contention though. With Sam Collins still set to be missing, one of the two could come back into the back four, with Alton Thelwell dropping out.

Midfielder Dave Livermore is doubtful so Dean Marney could make a second successive appearance, or Parkinson could recall John Welsh to the side.

Nicky Forster is fully fit, and gives Parkinson another option up front, though he may choose to continue with the Jon Parkin and Michael Bridges partnership.

Stuart Elliott has been suffering from a reflux problem and is unlikely to be included in Parkinson's plans.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Boaz Myhill; Sam Ricketts, Danny Mills, Michael Turner, Andy Dawson; Craig Fagan, Ian Ashbee, Dean Marney, Mark Yeates; Jon Parkin, Michael Bridges.
Subs: Matt Duke, Danny Coles, Ryan France, John Welsh, Nicky Forster.