Accrington Stanley V Exeter at Crowne Ground - Match Preview

Naylor back for Stanley

Accrington have Lee Naylor ready to play again as they return from a two-week hiatus to face Exeter.

The full-back was absent for their defeat to Northampton on November 30 because of bone bruising on his foot, but the ex-Wolves defender has been back in training this week.

Another who trained with James Beattie's side on Thursday was defender Rob Atkinson, although he is still being eased back after a recent hamstring problem.

Apart from the absence of young goalkeeper Andrew Dawber, kept out by a groin injury, Beattie has no other injury or suspension concerns to contend with.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale has no fresh injury worries as his side look to get back to winning ways.

The Grecians, who won 3-0 at The Crown Ground last season, head north looking for their first win in 10 games with only midfielder Matt Oakley sidelined.

Forward Jamie Reid continued his recovery from a groin injury with a substitute appearance in the reserves' 1-0 win over Yeovil in midweek and he will hope for a spot on the bench.

Striker Tom Nichols is pushing for a start having netted his first goal of the season in the 2-2 draw with Bury last time out while the likes of Pat Baldwin, Arron Davies and Jimmy Keohane are all pushing for starts.

Source: PA

Source: PA