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1Cheltenham311556
2Cambridge Utd331855
3Forest Green311154

4Tranmere31754
5Morecambe32152
6Bolton32150
7Salford311549

8Newport County31648
9Exeter301447
10Bradford30346
11Harrogate Town32-145
12Carlisle28743
13Leyton Orient31342
14Crawley Town30141
15Walsall31-438
16Stevenage33-438
17Oldham31-738
18Scunthorpe30-738
19Mansfield31-337
20Colchester31-1036
21Port Vale32-534
22Southend32-2628

23Barrow30-826
24Grimsby30-2724

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Niven: Decision Time
Niven: Decision Time

Grimsby v Telford Team News

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 08/02/2013

GRIMSBY have a full squad (excluding Hearn) to pick from for the visit of Telford on Saturday. Town made a few surprise changes for the last game, and more can be expected as the managers have promised to use their full squad in the packed fixture list of the next 10 weeks.

Andi Thanoj and Aswad Thomas both played for their respective countries of Albania and England in midweek, so will not be quite as fresh as the other players, who have had a few days off from training to give them a chance to rest before several weeks of continuous football.

Town players who definitely won't be featuring are strikers Greg Pearson and Anthohny Elding. Elding has left Blundell Park to join an unnamed Irish Premier League side and Pearson has gone to Kidderminster on loan for the remainder of the season.

It's the forward positions that Town are most likely to make changes in, Hannah was rested last weekend and Cook and Brodie started. Both players contributed with goals, but it doesn't necessarily mean they'll start again. Hannah or even John-Lewis could get the nod. In midfield the managers have to choose between Thanoj and Niven - much may depend on how they see the opposition as whether they feel Thanoj's passing game or Niven's holding role is more likely to break Telford down.

AFC Telford have recently sacked their manager Andy Sinton and Mark Cooper has come in in an interim role. He lost his first game at Cambridge on Saturday, but with a further week to work with his players, Telford will probably have improved since then. Telford are currently fourth bottom but have only lost 5 out of 15 away games - it's their home form that has let them down.

The Bucks have brought 3 new loan players in this week. Charlie Henry has joined from Macclesfield for a month`s loan, Karlton Watson from Championship side Leicester City also for a month, and Bagasan Graham has come from Cheltenham Town to boost Telford's squad for the run-in.

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