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  • Mandeville set to plough a lonely furrow for DonnyDoncaster's Liam Mandeville could be boss Darren Ferguson's only available senior striker for the home game against Portsmouth.John Marquis serves a one-game ban after receiving his fifth booking of the season in the weekend defeat at Charlton and Alfie May is doubtful as he is struggling with a groin problem that may require surgery.Fellow striker Andy Williams is still out after missing the last two games due to a thigh injury and James Coppinger was withdrawn at Charlton after sustaining a calf problem.Defender Mathieu Baudry could return to contention after being sidelined since the summer with an Achilles injury, while striker Alex Kiwomya, Luke McCullough and Ross Etheridge are still out.Portsmouth's Drew Talbot has been ruled out, owing to a groin injury he suffered on Sunday morning.Conor Chaplin is close to recovering his match fitness, however, and is expected to be selected among the substitutes.The fit-..

    Doncaster V Portsmouth at Keepmoat Stadium : Match Preview

    Mandeville set to plough a lonely furrow for DonnyDoncaster's Liam Mandeville could be boss Darren Ferguson's only available senior striker for the home game against Portsmouth.John Marquis serves a one-game ban after receiving his fifth booking of the season in the weekend defeat at Charlton and Alfie May is doubtful as he is struggling with a groin problem that may require surgery.Fellow striker Andy Williams is still out after missing the last two games due to a thigh injury and James Coppinger was withdrawn at Charlton after sustaining a calf problem.Defender Mathieu Baudry could return to contention after being sidelined since the summer with an Achilles injury, while striker Alex Kiwomya, Luke McCullough and Ross Etheridge are still out.Portsmouth's Drew Talbot has been ruled out, owing to a groin injury he suffered on Sunday morning.Conor Chaplin is close to recovering his match fitness, however, and is expected to be selected among the substitutes.The fit-..
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  • Dawson and Hinds set for Robins recallsCheltenham boss Gary Johnson could restore Kevin Dawson and Freddie Hinds to the starting line-up against Grimsby.Both players came off the bench on Saturday after returning to fitness but they could not prevent Cheltenham from suffering their first loss in six Sky Bet League Two games.Johnson reported a couple of knocks following the Port Vale defeat and that could open the door for Dawson and Hinds.Former Chelsea defender Alex Davey is still awaiting his league debut for the Robins, while forward Jaanai Gordon (knee) and defender Jordon Forster (Achilles) remain sidelined. Grimsby boss Russell Slade has a minor defensive crisis ahead of the trip to Whaddon Road.Ben Davies (ankle) and Karleigh Osborne (hamstring) both face late fitness tests while a third unnamed player is also a doubt.Slade has improved his options by signing another defender, Reece Hall-Johnson, who has been training with the Mariners since the start of the season.But s..

    Cheltenham V Grimsby at LCI Rail Stadium : Match Preview

    Dawson and Hinds set for Robins recallsCheltenham boss Gary Johnson could restore Kevin Dawson and Freddie Hinds to the starting line-up against Grimsby.Both players came off the bench on Saturday after returning to fitness but they could not prevent Cheltenham from suffering their first loss in six Sky Bet League Two games.Johnson reported a couple of knocks following the Port Vale defeat and that could open the door for Dawson and Hinds.Former Chelsea defender Alex Davey is still awaiting his league debut for the Robins, while forward Jaanai Gordon (knee) and defender Jordon Forster (Achilles) remain sidelined. Grimsby boss Russell Slade has a minor defensive crisis ahead of the trip to Whaddon Road.Ben Davies (ankle) and Karleigh Osborne (hamstring) both face late fitness tests while a third unnamed player is also a doubt.Slade has improved his options by signing another defender, Reece Hall-Johnson, who has been training with the Mariners since the start of the season.But s..
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  • Forrester cleared to return for DonsAFC Wimbledon's Harry Forrester has been passed fit to start Tuesday's Sky Bet League One visit of Rotherham.He suffered an ankle knock in Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Northampton but has recovered in time.Should manager Neal Ardley look to rotate his team ahead of a second fixture in four days, Cody McDonald, Jimmy Abdou and Abdul-Yussuf Oshilaja could come into contention to start.Kwesi Appiah is again expected to miss out because of a hamstring problem.Rotherham captain Lee Frecklington is hoping to return to contention after missing Saturday's home win over Scunthorpe due to a back injury.Midfielder Frecklington returned to training on Monday, as did winger Jon Taylor (knee), who could also be involved after missing the last five matches.Darren Potter missed out at the weekend with a heel problem and although the midfielder hopes to return to training this week, he is not expected to feature.Boss Paul Warne has no major ne..

    AFC Wimbledon V Rotherham at The Cherry Red Records Stadium : Match Preview

    Forrester cleared to return for DonsAFC Wimbledon's Harry Forrester has been passed fit to start Tuesday's Sky Bet League One visit of Rotherham.He suffered an ankle knock in Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Northampton but has recovered in time.Should manager Neal Ardley look to rotate his team ahead of a second fixture in four days, Cody McDonald, Jimmy Abdou and Abdul-Yussuf Oshilaja could come into contention to start.Kwesi Appiah is again expected to miss out because of a hamstring problem.Rotherham captain Lee Frecklington is hoping to return to contention after missing Saturday's home win over Scunthorpe due to a back injury.Midfielder Frecklington returned to training on Monday, as did winger Jon Taylor (knee), who could also be involved after missing the last five matches.Darren Potter missed out at the weekend with a heel problem and although the midfielder hopes to return to training this week, he is not expected to feature.Boss Paul Warne has no major ne..
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  • No new concerns for Shrewsbury ahead of Bristol Rovers clashShrewsbury have no fresh injury worries as they look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season against Bristol Rovers.Lenell John-Lewis came off the bench late on in the 1-1 draw with Plymouth on Saturday after recovering from a hamstring injury.John-Lewis missed almost the entirety of last season for Newport with a serious knee problem, but this latest injury, picked up in Town's EFL Trophy win over West Brom, has fortunately not proved major. The draw with Plymouth was the Shrews' second straight stalemate and dropped them down to second on goal difference, but they are still yet to taste defeat in 13 League One games this season.Rovers look set to be without leading scorer Billy Bodin once again for the trip to New Meadow.Bodin suffered a hamstring injury while scoring Rovers' opener in their 6-0 win at Northampton and was absent for Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Oxford.Tom Nichols has filled..

    Shrewsbury V Bristol Rovers at Greenhous Meadow Stadium : Match Preview

    No new concerns for Shrewsbury ahead of Bristol Rovers clashShrewsbury have no fresh injury worries as they look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season against Bristol Rovers.Lenell John-Lewis came off the bench late on in the 1-1 draw with Plymouth on Saturday after recovering from a hamstring injury.John-Lewis missed almost the entirety of last season for Newport with a serious knee problem, but this latest injury, picked up in Town's EFL Trophy win over West Brom, has fortunately not proved major. The draw with Plymouth was the Shrews' second straight stalemate and dropped them down to second on goal difference, but they are still yet to taste defeat in 13 League One games this season.Rovers look set to be without leading scorer Billy Bodin once again for the trip to New Meadow.Bodin suffered a hamstring injury while scoring Rovers' opener in their 6-0 win at Northampton and was absent for Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Oxford.Tom Nichols has filled..
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  • Legge over his suspension and ready to go againCambridge captain Leon Legge is available following a one-match suspension when Yeovil visit in Sky Bet League Two.On-loan Mansfield defender George Taft deputised in last Saturday's goalless draw at Lincoln, but now could make way for Legge to line up alongside Greg Taylor in central defence.Striker Ade Azeez continues his rehabilitation from a knee problem and is the only definite absentee.United are without a win in four games in all competitions.Yeovil are without the suspended Francois Zoko, who serves a one-match ban.Their top goalscorer Olufela Olomola also faces a late fitness test, having suffered a knock during Saturday's 2-0 defeat of Crewe.Daniel Alfei remains a long-term absentee having undergone knee surgery.Should manager Darren Way look to rotate his team for their second fixture in four days, Alefe Santos is among those likely to come into contention to start. Source: PAR Please en..

    Cambridge Utd V Yeovil at Cambs Glass Stadium : Match Preview

    Legge over his suspension and ready to go againCambridge captain Leon Legge is available following a one-match suspension when Yeovil visit in Sky Bet League Two.On-loan Mansfield defender George Taft deputised in last Saturday's goalless draw at Lincoln, but now could make way for Legge to line up alongside Greg Taylor in central defence.Striker Ade Azeez continues his rehabilitation from a knee problem and is the only definite absentee.United are without a win in four games in all competitions.Yeovil are without the suspended Francois Zoko, who serves a one-match ban.Their top goalscorer Olufela Olomola also faces a late fitness test, having suffered a knock during Saturday's 2-0 defeat of Crewe.Daniel Alfei remains a long-term absentee having undergone knee surgery.Should manager Darren Way look to rotate his team for their second fixture in four days, Alefe Santos is among those likely to come into contention to start. Source: PAR Please en..
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  • Gary Bowyer could ring changes for Blackpool clash with BuryBlackpool boss Gary Bowyer could make changes for his side's Sky Bet League One clash with Bury on Tuesday.Armand Gnanduillet is set to increase the Seasiders' options up front provided he passes a late test on a thigh injury.And Viv Solomon-Otabor will also hope to have earned a start after coming off the bench to score the equaliser at Walsall on Saturday.Jim McAlister continues to close in on a first-team return after resuming full training following a leg break.Jay O'Shea is pushing to start for Bury after making an impressive comeback from injury in Saturday's 3-1 win over Bradford.Playing only his second game of the season after a knee injury, O'Shea came off the bench to grab his first goal for the Shakers in the 85th minute.Shakers boss Lee Clark will hope to be in a position to make minimal changes after that impressive win.But Chris Humphrey is a major doubt after limping off with a s..

    Blackpool V Bury at Bloomfield Road : Match Preview

    Gary Bowyer could ring changes for Blackpool clash with BuryBlackpool boss Gary Bowyer could make changes for his side's Sky Bet League One clash with Bury on Tuesday.Armand Gnanduillet is set to increase the Seasiders' options up front provided he passes a late test on a thigh injury.And Viv Solomon-Otabor will also hope to have earned a start after coming off the bench to score the equaliser at Walsall on Saturday.Jim McAlister continues to close in on a first-team return after resuming full training following a leg break.Jay O'Shea is pushing to start for Bury after making an impressive comeback from injury in Saturday's 3-1 win over Bradford.Playing only his second game of the season after a knee injury, O'Shea came off the bench to grab his first goal for the Shakers in the 85th minute.Shakers boss Lee Clark will hope to be in a position to make minimal changes after that impressive win.But Chris Humphrey is a major doubt after limping off with a s..
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  • Liam Kelly could return to boost Coventry against Forest GreenCoventry will hope to have midfielder Liam Kelly available to face Forest Green as they look to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Accrington.The former Leyton Orient player failed to recover from a foot injury in time for Saturday's game and his place against Stanley was taken by Ben Stevenson.Manager Mark Robins could promote forwards Stuart Beavon and Mark McNulty to the starting line-up after his side wasted several good opportunities to claim a point at Accrington.Robins is definitely without midfielder Tony Andreu, who suffered a serious knee injury last month which will keep him out for the rest of the season.Shell-shocked Forest Green boss Mark Cooper might turn to Omar Bugiel as he seeks an immediate response to the home thrashing by Newport.A Rovers team which had Reece Brown restored to the midfield - before he was hauled off at half-time - lost 4-0 to the Exiles, and Bugiel's subsequent cameo off th..

    Coventry V Forest Green at Ricoh Arena : Match Preview

    Liam Kelly could return to boost Coventry against Forest GreenCoventry will hope to have midfielder Liam Kelly available to face Forest Green as they look to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Accrington.The former Leyton Orient player failed to recover from a foot injury in time for Saturday's game and his place against Stanley was taken by Ben Stevenson.Manager Mark Robins could promote forwards Stuart Beavon and Mark McNulty to the starting line-up after his side wasted several good opportunities to claim a point at Accrington.Robins is definitely without midfielder Tony Andreu, who suffered a serious knee injury last month which will keep him out for the rest of the season.Shell-shocked Forest Green boss Mark Cooper might turn to Omar Bugiel as he seeks an immediate response to the home thrashing by Newport.A Rovers team which had Reece Brown restored to the midfield - before he was hauled off at half-time - lost 4-0 to the Exiles, and Bugiel's subsequent cameo off th..
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  • Keith Keane remains unavailable as Rochdale prepare for clash with NorthamptonRochdale will look to shrug off the disappointment of conceding a late leveller in a 2-2 draw at Fleetwood on Saturday when they take on Northampton.Dale are still without midfielder Keith Keane, who faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.Boss Keith Hill could make changes, with right-back Joe Rafferty poised to replace fellow defender Donervon Daniels in the starting line-up.Jordan Williams and Kgosi Ntlhe could also feature more prominently after starting on the bench on Saturday.Northampton's Chris Long is expected to return to contention, but fellow striker Marc Richards remains doubtful.Long, on loan from Burnley, has been sidelined for the last five games due to a hamstring injury, while a thigh strain kept Richards out of the home defeat to AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole is hoping to be among the substitutes again after making his first appearance of the seaso..

    Rochdale V Northampton at Crown Oil Arena : Match Preview

    Keith Keane remains unavailable as Rochdale prepare for clash with NorthamptonRochdale will look to shrug off the disappointment of conceding a late leveller in a 2-2 draw at Fleetwood on Saturday when they take on Northampton.Dale are still without midfielder Keith Keane, who faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.Boss Keith Hill could make changes, with right-back Joe Rafferty poised to replace fellow defender Donervon Daniels in the starting line-up.Jordan Williams and Kgosi Ntlhe could also feature more prominently after starting on the bench on Saturday.Northampton's Chris Long is expected to return to contention, but fellow striker Marc Richards remains doubtful.Long, on loan from Burnley, has been sidelined for the last five games due to a hamstring injury, while a thigh strain kept Richards out of the home defeat to AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole is hoping to be among the substitutes again after making his first appearance of the seaso..
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  • Oxford boss Pep Clotet could named unchanged team for Charlton clashOxford boss Pep Clotet is likely to resist making many changes when his side seek a fourth straight League One win on Tuesday night against Charlton.Alex Mowatt could be pushing for a starting place after scoring the decisive goal in Saturday's 1-0 win at Bristol Rovers.Striker Gino van Kessel missed the Rovers victory with a hamstring injury and could be out again.Striker Jonathan Obika (groin), defender Dwight Tiendalli (hamstring) and midfielder Rob Hall (groin) have been absent in recent weeks.Charlton manager Karl Robinson will consider shuffling his pack despite Saturday's 1-0 victory over Doncaster.Chris Solly is among those who could be rested ahead of a second game in quick succession, having only just returned from injury.If he starts, Naby Sarr will be vying with Ezri Konsa to play alongside Patrick Bauer in central defence.Mark Marshall could also return following a tight groin, but Harry ..

    Oxford Utd V Charlton at The Kassam Stadium : Match Preview

    Oxford boss Pep Clotet could named unchanged team for Charlton clashOxford boss Pep Clotet is likely to resist making many changes when his side seek a fourth straight League One win on Tuesday night against Charlton.Alex Mowatt could be pushing for a starting place after scoring the decisive goal in Saturday's 1-0 win at Bristol Rovers.Striker Gino van Kessel missed the Rovers victory with a hamstring injury and could be out again.Striker Jonathan Obika (groin), defender Dwight Tiendalli (hamstring) and midfielder Rob Hall (groin) have been absent in recent weeks.Charlton manager Karl Robinson will consider shuffling his pack despite Saturday's 1-0 victory over Doncaster.Chris Solly is among those who could be rested ahead of a second game in quick succession, having only just returned from injury.If he starts, Naby Sarr will be vying with Ezri Konsa to play alongside Patrick Bauer in central defence.Mark Marshall could also return following a tight groin, but Harry ..
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  • Stevenage with point to prove against AccringtonStevenage manager Darren Sarll is considering his options for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Accrington in light of the 7-1 drubbing at Luton.Sarll declared "we've disgraced our football club, we've disgraced our town" after the rout and said he would put the entire team on the transfer list if the window was open.However, the Stevenage boss also added that he fielded his strongest side so he might consider giving the same line-up the chance to redeem themselves.Midfielder Jack King is nearing recovery from the groin injury that has restricted him to two appearances this season.Accrington manager John Coleman is facing a now familiar selection problem ahead of the trip.Stanley have a total of eight loan players at the club but league rules state only five can be included in a matchday squad.That means Coleman must dole out disappointment on a weekly basis and moves are afoot to make some of the deals permanent.One of ..

    Stevenage V Accrington Stanley at The Lamex Stadium : Match Preview

    Stevenage with point to prove against AccringtonStevenage manager Darren Sarll is considering his options for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Accrington in light of the 7-1 drubbing at Luton.Sarll declared "we've disgraced our football club, we've disgraced our town" after the rout and said he would put the entire team on the transfer list if the window was open.However, the Stevenage boss also added that he fielded his strongest side so he might consider giving the same line-up the chance to redeem themselves.Midfielder Jack King is nearing recovery from the groin injury that has restricted him to two appearances this season.Accrington manager John Coleman is facing a now familiar selection problem ahead of the trip.Stanley have a total of eight loan players at the club but league rules state only five can be included in a matchday squad.That means Coleman must dole out disappointment on a weekly basis and moves are afoot to make some of the deals permanent.One of ..
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