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Barrow V Macclesfield at Holker Street : Match Preview

17 Dec 2012 16:31:21

Barrow V Macclesfield at Holker Street : Match Preview

Barrow V Macclesfield - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Hunter back in the frame

Garry Hunter will return to the Barrow squad for the rescheduled FA Cup second-round clash against Macclesfield.

The striker served a one-game ban for the FA Trophy hammering of Chesham when Dave Bayliss' outfit emerged 5-1 victors after accruing five yellow cards.

Bayliss made five changes for that clash and must now consider whether to reward those who were responsible for the convincing victory.

Goalkeeper Shaun Pearson, one of the quintet to earn a starting berth, made his first outing of the season but is likely to be displaced by regular first-choice stopper Danny Hurst.

Danny Rowe returned to the bench from a toe injury and came on to score the last of the Bluebirds' goals, so he should be included in the squad once more.

Macclesfield boss Steve King has no fresh injury or suspension concerns.

John-Paul Kissock returned from suspension during Saturday's game against Nuneaton but could only make the bench. He will be vying for a place in the starting XI on Tuesday.

Portuguese midfielder Andre Da Costa will miss out once again. He remains sidelined with a fractured metatarsal.

Otherwise, King has a fully-fit squad to pick from for the clash, which has been cancelled on two previous occasions due to a frozen pitch.

The Silkmen faced Barrow for the first time in their history earlier this year, when they beat the Blue Square Bet Premier's basement club 2-0 at Moss Rose in August.


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