Eardley out of Stockport clash

Last updated : 21 January 2009 By The Chairman
Neal Eardley will be out of Athletic's team for the visit of Stockport County on Saturday. The Wales international picked up his fifth booking of the season in the defeat at Hereford and will serve an automatic one match ban. Also in danger of suspension are striker Lee Hughes and defender Reuben Hazell who are both just two bookings away from an automatic two game ban.

It is likely that manager John Sheridan will slip in new on-loan defender Scott Golbourne at left back which gives him the other defensive options of Kelvin Lomax as well as Hazell to fill in elsewhere in defence.