Patterson to assess Akinde

Akinde missed the 2-0 defeat to MK Dons on New Year's Day due to a slight groin strain but Patterson was able to call on Jo Kuffour, who had recovered from illness.

Kuffour will continue alongside Will Hoskins up front if Akinde fails to make it.

Patterson, whose side had not played for over three weeks before New Year's Day due to a series of postponements, has no other new injury concerns.

Midfielder Jeff Hughes and striker Eliot Richards are both pushing for starting berths after stepping off the substitutes' bench at half-time at stadiummk.

The Pirates, chasing their first league win in 10 games, have slipped to within four points of the relegation zone.

Source: PA

Source: PA