Stanley hope to have Ross Sykes available for the visit of Fleetwood.

The central defender, who turned 20 this week, hasn’t played since the 2-2 draw at Sunderland on February 15 through injury. Club captain Seamus Conneely also hasn’t played since that game, but after being on the bench at Burton last weekend, will boost the options available to boss John Coleman.

They will increase further by the returns of goalkeeper Dimi Evtimov and Paul Smyth after their international commitment with Bulgaria and Northern Ireland respectively.

Evtimov is available once again after serving a three match ban following a red card against Blackpool last month, while Smyth, scorer of two goals in six League One starts, could be recalled to the starting line-up.

Two players who Stanley will need to keep an eye on are the Cod Army’s front two of Ched Evans and Paddy Madden who have 32 goals between them.

Coleman added:

“They are very good players, both of them, experienced, and have done it consistently.

“But we have good players as well and it will be our job to make sure they are more concerned about us.

“When we played them at Highbury earlier in the season I thought we were unlucky not to win the game, and they did as well.”