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Mccrory’s absence has boss pondering

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: November 10, 2012

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DAMIEN McCrory’s suspension has left Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett with a defensive headache ahead of this afternoon’s League Two clash against Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road, kick-off 3pm.

Albion’s left-back will be missing for the first time this season after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign in Wednesday’s 2-1 win at Plymouth Argyle.

Rowett admitted the loss of his summer signing from Dagenham & Redbridge was “a bit of a problem”.

Long-serving Aaron Webster is Albion’s only other recognised left-back but has not played for three weeks because of a hamstring problem.

Rowett said: “Aaron’s only just training again so I don’t think he’s going to be ready, which means we do have a bit of a problem because of Damo’s suspension.”

The Brewers boss could hand the shirt to the versatile Andy Corbett, who once played almost an entire season at left-back during Albion’s Conference days.

However, he also has the option of utilising the return to fitness of Marcus Holness.

The summer signing from Rochdale could partner skipper Zander Diamond at the heart of the defence, with Nathan Stanton switching to left-back.

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