Football - No new worries for Stanley

Accrington manager Leam Richardson's list of absentees remains the same for the npower League Two trip to Northampton.

PA Sport

Tom Aldred is set to continue in defence with on-loan Bury centre-back Mark Hughes sidelined due to a calf injury that could keep him out for the rest of the season.

Striker Padraig Amond visited a specialist this week to get to the bottom of his groin/abductor complaint. The Irishman is closing in on a return but this weekend is likely to come too soon for him.

Goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and forward Craig Lindfield are still out due to respective shoulder and ankle injuries.

Stanley edged out of the relegation zone thanks to four points from their previous two games, and skipper Luke Joyce hopes they can capitalise on any after effects Northampton might be feeling from a loss to Exeter last time out.

"We need to go there and start well," he told Press Association Sport. "They'll be disappointed with the result they had at the weekend and if we can play on it, any nerves and disappointment they've got from it, then we'll make the most of it."

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