Date: 20th March 2009 at 4:51pm
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With Liam Hatch suspended for the next 2 games Quakers are once again short of options up front, Danny Carlton will start with Rob Purdie likely to play just off the Carlisle striker. The only other striking option would be to pair youth team forward Curtis Main with Carlton but as Main as looked out of sorts in recent first team games I would have thought Darlo would go with the Carlton and Purdie forward combination for this weekends game.

Franz Burgmeier is back in contention for a place in midfield but after a lengthy period of time out of the side the Liechtenstein international may have to be satisfied with a place on the bench for this clash against the Shots. If Burgmeier is deemed fit enough to start youngster Josh Gray may drop out of the side however given that fellow wide man Rob Purdie may move up front Gray may keep his place in the side even if Burgmeier is selected.

In defence Darlo have few selection issues as Andy Oakes will almost certainly line up in goal and Steve Foster and Alan White will take their places at the heart of the clubs defence. Ryan Valentine is likely to stay at right full back providing Tim Ryan is fit to start on the left if Tim Ryan was ruled out Ian Miller would come in on the right hand side of defence with Valentine switching to left back.

This weekend’s game against Aldershot will be the first time I have seen Gary Waddock’s side in action so a lot of the Shots players are unknown to me. However the Shots do have 2 players who have been banging in the goals in League 2 this term Scott Davies has 13 goals in all competitions this season while Kirk Hudson has 11 strikes to his name and both will be keen to add to their tallies after failing to find the target in the victory over Rotherham in midweek.

Waddock has brought Antigua and Barbuda international Justin Cochrane into his squad and the Shots will be hoping that former Crewe and Rotherham player will be able to add some quality to their side. Cochrane played under Waddock at QPR and the London born midfielder will be hoping to get his career back on track after a spell out of the Football League.

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