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League Two Table

  PGDPts
1Luton273554
2Notts County271851
3Accrington Stanley261446

4Wycombe271346
5Exeter26445
6Lincoln City271144
7Mansfield27944

8Coventry27944
9Swindon26544
10Newport County27642
11Colchester28341
12Cambridge Utd27-638
13Carlisle27137
14Crawley Town27-436
15Stevenage27-334
16Cheltenham28-434
17Grimsby28-1134
18Port Vale28-632
19Morecambe27-1029
20Crewe27-1329
21Yeovil27-1128
22Chesterfield28-2324

23Forest Green27-2223
24Barnet27-1520

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Question of the Week

Should Russell Slade be sacked?

Yes immediately
Give him one more game
No


 

Wales Start for Barnard

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 10/10/2003

DESPITE hopes to the contrary, Darren Barnard will start for Wales in their crucial Euro 2004 qualifier with Serbia & Montenegro on Saturday, meaning he will be unavailable for Town's game at Brighton. It had been hoped Barnard would not be selected, but injuries have forced Mark Hughes' hand.

"He's going to play for them, going to start, and that's great news for Barney," Paul Groves told the Grimsby Telegraph. "If you're going to lose somebody you'd rather lose them to international duty. It's a great positive for him and the club."

The development makes a start for Iain Anderson more likely, with Jason Crowe now set to move back into defence as Barnard's replacement at left back. Groves could opt for playmaker Graham Hockless, but may favour the experience of Anderson in what could be a tough encounter against league leaders Brighton.

Although Anderson came through the midweek reserve game with Scunthorpe, and is not yet 100% fit, Groves believes Town have missed him for the last eight weeks. "We've missed Ando's goal threat. He scored three in four early on and he's a wide player that can take people on and who can deliver quality balls into the box", said the Town boss.

  • In other new Paul Groves is meeting with the board on Monday to try and get permission to make permanent offers for on-loan pair Nicky Daws and Iffy Onuora. Town still have money earmarked for a new striker, but Groves is hoping to persuade the board to find funds to purchase both players, who have visibly strengthened the side since their arrival.




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