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  • 18 Feb 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: The Fans' Stadium Kingsmeadow
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Wimbledon v Morecambe preview

Friday 17th February 2012 10:35

Euell: Has an ankle problem

Euell: Has an ankle problem

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between AFC Wimbledon and Morecambe at Kingsmeadow.

AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown has a host of injury problems.

Brown is waiting on the fitness of four players before finalising his squad.

On-loan Charlton forward Jason Euell returned to the squad for Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Northampton but is nursing an ankle problem, while midfielder Ricky Wellard is a doubt with the same problem.

Striker Luke Moore is touch-and-go to be passed fit due to a knee injury and midfielder Billy Knott is another Dons player that is troubled by an ankle problem.

Brown has received a further blow with the news that forward Jason Prior and defender Gareth Gwillim are both absent with knee and hamstring problems respectively.

However, Wimbledon are boosted by the return to fitness of defender Fraser Franks, who is ready to play after a heel complaint.

Goalkeeper Barry Roche is set to return between the posts for Morecambe.

A back injury has sidelined Roche for the Shrimps' previous two matches, with on-loan Blackpool youngster Chris Kettings deputising in the 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers last weekend and Tuesday's 1-0 win over Macclesfield.

Jordan Burrow made his full debut in attack against the Silkmen and the 19-year-old is well placed to retain his spot.

Defender Andy Parrish is available once again having missed the past two games due to illness, while winger Izak Reid (hernia) remains sidelined.

Victory over the Dons would provide back-to-back triumphs for the first time since August, something Morecambe boss Jim Bentley feels is within his side's reach.

"Wimbledon is going to be tough," he told the Lancashire Evening Post. "They have come up from the Conference and have a winning mentality, but it's certainly a winnable game from our point of view."