Basement side Barnet are boosted by the return of midfielder Dan Sweeney ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Accrington.

Dan Sweeney back to boost Barnet’s fight against relegation

Dan Sweeney back to boost Barnet’s fight against relegation

Sweeney has missed the last three matches through suspension and manager Graham Westley will be buoyed by the 23-year-old's availability as he deals with a lengthy injury list.

Goalkeeper Jamie Stephens is out with a hamstring injury while Harry Taylor (metatarsal) and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (knee) also remain on the sidelines. Elliott Johnson and Dave Tarpey are long-term absentees with knee problems.

Centre-back Ricardo Santos passed a fitness test to play in the 2-0 loss at Yeovil on Tuesday evening and did not suffer any ill effects, while midfielder Ruben Bover is likely to be in contention against Stanley after missing the previous match.

Accrington will give a fitness test to in-form Sean McConville as the forward continues to struggle with an ankle injury.

McConville, who has scored six goals in his last seven matches for Stanley, missed the victories at Coventry and Crewe last week but manager John Coleman is hopeful the 28-year-old can be involved in some capacity.

Captain Seamus Conneely is pushing for a place in the starting line-up following his recent return from a groin problem.

The 29-year-old played the full 90 minutes against Coventry last Saturday but was an unused substitute in the win over the Railwaymen on Tuesday evening, but Coleman may stick with the same XI that secured their fourth successive victory.