Wycombe v Morecambe preview

Daniel Ayala is ready to return to the Nottingham Forest squad

for Saturday’s Championship clash with Burnley at the City


Defender Ayala, on loan from Norwich, missed the 2-1 home defeat

to Hull last weekend due to illness.

Sean O’Driscoll’s side came through that game without any new

injury problems.

Defender Greg Halford (calf), midfielders Radoslaw Majewski

(ankle) and Jermaine Jenas (calf) and striker Simon Cox (foot) were

all absent against the Tigers and will remain on the sidelines for

Saturday’s match.

As well as Ayala, Reds boss O’Driscoll has defender Brendan

Moloney, midfielders Guy Moussi, Henri Lansbury and Lewis McGugan

and strikers Robbie Findley and Dexter Blackstock available should

he wish to make any changes to his starting line up.

Burnley will be without defender Ben Mee, who completed 90

minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn at Turf Moor but

sustained medial knee ligament damage during the match and is now

facing several weeks on the sidelines.

Danny Lafferty and Joseph Mills will contest the vacancy in Sean

Dyche’s starting XI, with Northern Ireland international Lafferty

favourite to get the nod.

Elsewhere Dyche has no other injury or suspension worries as the

Clarets look to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

Wales international striker Sam Vokes came off the bench to seal

a point against Rovers but may well have to settle for a place

among the substitutes once more.

Wycombe’s preparations have been given a blow with the news that

Charlton loanee Ade Azeez has returned to his parent club for

assessment on a hamstring strain.

The 18-year-old striker limped off just 25 minutes into

Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat at Yeovil and will be

checked out by the Championship side’s medical staff.

Better news for Wycombe was Marvin McCoy’s return from injury at

Huish Park. The 24-year-old played 90 minutes in his first

appearance since the opening day of the season.

Danny Foster is ruled out of this weekend’s clash with a bruised

bone while Gary Doherty (back) and Anthony Stewart (thigh) are

expected to return to training next week.

Matt Spring will serve the first of his three-match ban for his

straight red card against the Glovers on Tuesday while Grant Basey

(knee) is expected to start light running in three weeks and Matt

Bloomfield (pelvic shear) is continuing his recovery.

Morecambe will be without the services of influential midfielder

Andy Fleming.

Fleming misses the trip to Adams Park having collected his fifth

booking of the season during last weekend’s FA Cup second-round

defeat to Coventry.

On-loan duo Jordan Mustoe and Richard Brodie are available once

more after the Wigan full-back and Crawley forward were ineligible

for cup action under the terms of their deals at the Globe


Defender Will Haining is fit and fighting for a return to the

starting line-up after coming back from injury to appear as a late

substitute against the Sky Blues.

Forward pair Jordan Burrow and Danny Carlton (both knee) remain

on the sidelines.

Jim Bentley’s Shrimps head into the contest looking to end a run

of four consecutive league defeats on the road, knowing 19th-placed

Wycombe will draw level with them on 25 points with a victory.