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  • Bristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer suspended for visit of BlackpoolBristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer is suspended for the League One visit of Blackpool.Defender Lockyer was sent off in extra time of the Carabao Cup defeat at Wolves on Tuesday night and will serve a one-game ban.Defender Ryan Sweeney is back following his suspension.James Clarke, another defender, is nearing a return from his long-term calf problem.Blackpool have no new injuries ahead of the trip to the Memorial Stadium.Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida could come back into starting contention after being mostly rested - appearing only as a last-minute substitute - for last week's victory over Oxford.Newcastle loanee Sean Longstaff, who has scored four goals this season, appeared to come through his return from an Achilles injury unscathed.Armand Gnanduillet (thigh), Mark Cullen (hamstring) and Jim McAllister (broken leg) remain on the injury list. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript..

    Bristol Rovers V Blackpool at The Memorial Stadium : Match Preview

    Bristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer suspended for visit of BlackpoolBristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer is suspended for the League One visit of Blackpool.Defender Lockyer was sent off in extra time of the Carabao Cup defeat at Wolves on Tuesday night and will serve a one-game ban.Defender Ryan Sweeney is back following his suspension.James Clarke, another defender, is nearing a return from his long-term calf problem.Blackpool have no new injuries ahead of the trip to the Memorial Stadium.Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida could come back into starting contention after being mostly rested - appearing only as a last-minute substitute - for last week's victory over Oxford.Newcastle loanee Sean Longstaff, who has scored four goals this season, appeared to come through his return from an Achilles injury unscathed.Armand Gnanduillet (thigh), Mark Cullen (hamstring) and Jim McAllister (broken leg) remain on the injury list. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript..
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  • Ricky Holmes banned for CharltonCharlton are without the suspended Ricky Holmes for the Sky Bet League One visit of Bury following the winger's red card against Gillingham.The on-loan Joe Dodoo or Karlan Ahearne-Grant are expected to deputise for manager Karl Robinson.Another potential replacement, summer signing Mark Marshall, remains weeks short of recovering his fitness.Chris Solly and Ahmed Kashi remain available for selection, despite concerns surrounding their intense workloads.Bury are hopeful former Everton striker Jermaine Beckford will be fit to return after two games out with a knee injury.Eoghan O'Connell, Jay O'Shea and Andrew Tutte remain on the sidelines but are expected to return to training in the coming days.Craig Jones (groin) and Danny Mayor (pelvis) have longer-term issues.A number of senior players are likely to return after manager Lee Clark made a raft of changes for the derby loss to Rochdale in the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek. Source: ..

    Charlton V Bury at The Valley : Match Preview

    Ricky Holmes banned for CharltonCharlton are without the suspended Ricky Holmes for the Sky Bet League One visit of Bury following the winger's red card against Gillingham.The on-loan Joe Dodoo or Karlan Ahearne-Grant are expected to deputise for manager Karl Robinson.Another potential replacement, summer signing Mark Marshall, remains weeks short of recovering his fitness.Chris Solly and Ahmed Kashi remain available for selection, despite concerns surrounding their intense workloads.Bury are hopeful former Everton striker Jermaine Beckford will be fit to return after two games out with a knee injury.Eoghan O'Connell, Jay O'Shea and Andrew Tutte remain on the sidelines but are expected to return to training in the coming days.Craig Jones (groin) and Danny Mayor (pelvis) have longer-term issues.A number of senior players are likely to return after manager Lee Clark made a raft of changes for the derby loss to Rochdale in the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek. Source: ..
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  • Danny Rose and Jacob Mellis in line to feature for MansfieldDanny Rose and Jacob Mellis are in Mansfield manager Steve Evans' thinking as he prepares his team for the visit of Cambridge.Striker Rose scored the winning goal at Lincoln last weekend just three minutes after his introduction from the bench and maintained his sharpness with a run out in a Central League Cup match on Tuesday.Mellis also featured in that game and Evans has said he sees the midfielder as pivotal to carrying out his plan of dominating possession against the U's.Joel Byrom will miss a second fixture with the foot injury he sustained in the goalless draw with Wycombe.Cambridge will be seeking a third straight win, but will be without George Taft.Taft, who played the second half of last week's win over Coventry, is ineligible to face his parent club.Jake Carroll is available again after a week of training.And the only injury-enforced absentee is striker Ade Azeez, who faces a lengthy spell o..

    Mansfield V Cambridge Utd at One Call Stadium : Match Preview

    Danny Rose and Jacob Mellis in line to feature for MansfieldDanny Rose and Jacob Mellis are in Mansfield manager Steve Evans' thinking as he prepares his team for the visit of Cambridge.Striker Rose scored the winning goal at Lincoln last weekend just three minutes after his introduction from the bench and maintained his sharpness with a run out in a Central League Cup match on Tuesday.Mellis also featured in that game and Evans has said he sees the midfielder as pivotal to carrying out his plan of dominating possession against the U's.Joel Byrom will miss a second fixture with the foot injury he sustained in the goalless draw with Wycombe.Cambridge will be seeking a third straight win, but will be without George Taft.Taft, who played the second half of last week's win over Coventry, is ineligible to face his parent club.Jake Carroll is available again after a week of training.And the only injury-enforced absentee is striker Ade Azeez, who faces a lengthy spell o..
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  • Christian Ribeiro and Jon Obika set for Oxford returnsChristian Ribeiro and Jon Obika could return when Oxford play Walsall in Sky Bet League One.Striker Obika is almost certain to be included in the squad, but U's boss Pep Clotet may opt for caution over defender Ribeiro following his knee injury.Striker Agon Mehmeti is nearing full fitness, but full-back Dwight Tiendalli (hamstring) is still out.Defender John Mousinho was granted paternity leave earlier this week but could play after the birth of his daughter on Monday.Walsall boss Jon Whitney has a selection headache for the trip.Reece Flanagan, Zeli Ismail, Liam Roberts and Maz Kouyhar all made their first starts of the season in the Saddlers' 3-1 EFL Trophy victory over West Brom on Tuesday.Burnley loanee Dan Agyei is pushing to start again after being left on the bench for the 1-1 draw against Peterborough last week. Walsall are yet to win away in the league this year with their last victory on the road coming o..

    Oxford Utd V Walsall at The Kassam Stadium : Match Preview

    Christian Ribeiro and Jon Obika set for Oxford returnsChristian Ribeiro and Jon Obika could return when Oxford play Walsall in Sky Bet League One.Striker Obika is almost certain to be included in the squad, but U's boss Pep Clotet may opt for caution over defender Ribeiro following his knee injury.Striker Agon Mehmeti is nearing full fitness, but full-back Dwight Tiendalli (hamstring) is still out.Defender John Mousinho was granted paternity leave earlier this week but could play after the birth of his daughter on Monday.Walsall boss Jon Whitney has a selection headache for the trip.Reece Flanagan, Zeli Ismail, Liam Roberts and Maz Kouyhar all made their first starts of the season in the Saddlers' 3-1 EFL Trophy victory over West Brom on Tuesday.Burnley loanee Dan Agyei is pushing to start again after being left on the bench for the 1-1 draw against Peterborough last week. Walsall are yet to win away in the league this year with their last victory on the road coming o..
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  • Coventry striker Marc McNulty could be back for Exeter clashStriker Marc McNulty could return for Coventry ahead of schedule to face Exeter.McNulty limped off against Port Vale with a hamstring injury two weeks ago and boss Mark Robins expected the 25-year-old to be sidelined until the end of the month. Midfielder Ben Stevenson may also be fit after he suffered an injury in the Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Shrewsbury in August.Forward Tony Andreu is out for the season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury.Exeter could select an unchanged team for a fifth successive game.Grecians boss Paul Tisdale has selected the same starting XI for wins over Newport, Forest Green Rovers, Barnet and Crewe.He said: "We have that option again. It's a luxury to be in this situation. I can pick the same XI if I wish."Ryan Harley is close to returning from injury. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Coventry V Exeter at Ricoh Arena : Match Preview

    Coventry striker Marc McNulty could be back for Exeter clashStriker Marc McNulty could return for Coventry ahead of schedule to face Exeter.McNulty limped off against Port Vale with a hamstring injury two weeks ago and boss Mark Robins expected the 25-year-old to be sidelined until the end of the month. Midfielder Ben Stevenson may also be fit after he suffered an injury in the Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Shrewsbury in August.Forward Tony Andreu is out for the season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury.Exeter could select an unchanged team for a fifth successive game.Grecians boss Paul Tisdale has selected the same starting XI for wins over Newport, Forest Green Rovers, Barnet and Crewe.He said: "We have that option again. It's a luxury to be in this situation. I can pick the same XI if I wish."Ryan Harley is close to returning from injury. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • James Dunne and Donal McDermott pressing for Swindon starts at Forest GreenForest Green have a near-fully fit squad for Friday night's Sky Bet League Two visit of Swindon.Rovers boss Mark Cooper only has doubts over defender Manny Monthe, who is struggling with a thigh strain.Cooper's side have won just one league game all season and sit 22nd with five points from their opening eight games.They could stick with the same starting line-up which earned a point against bottom side Port Vale last time out.Swindon sit eighth in the table and travel to the New Lawn on the back of their first home win of the season.Defender Dion Conroy was forced off in the first-half of the 3-2 win over Stevenage and is set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.James Dunne returned to the midfield for the game and is likely to retain his place following a bout of illness.Donal McDermott is also back in contention for David Flitcroft's side having served a thr..

    Forest Green V Swindon at The New Lawn : Match Preview

    James Dunne and Donal McDermott pressing for Swindon starts at Forest GreenForest Green have a near-fully fit squad for Friday night's Sky Bet League Two visit of Swindon.Rovers boss Mark Cooper only has doubts over defender Manny Monthe, who is struggling with a thigh strain.Cooper's side have won just one league game all season and sit 22nd with five points from their opening eight games.They could stick with the same starting line-up which earned a point against bottom side Port Vale last time out.Swindon sit eighth in the table and travel to the New Lawn on the back of their first home win of the season.Defender Dion Conroy was forced off in the first-half of the 3-2 win over Stevenage and is set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.James Dunne returned to the midfield for the game and is likely to retain his place following a bout of illness.Donal McDermott is also back in contention for David Flitcroft's side having served a thr..
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  • Trio in contention to return as Leeds take on IpswichLeeds trio Liam Cooper, Pontus Jansson and Matthew Pennington are all expected to return to contention for the home game against Ipswich.Skipper Cooper (back) has been sidelined for two games, Jansson missed the midweek Carabao Cup win at Burnley with a hamstring strain and fellow defender Pennington (ankle) has been out since the opening-day win at Bolton.Head coach Thomas Christiansen made wholesale changes at Turf Moor so the likes of goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald, midfielders Eunan O'Kane and Samuel Saiz, plus striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga should all return to the starting XI.Forward Caleb Ekuban, recovering from foot surgery, is the only absentee as Leeds bid to stay top of the table.Ipswich will be without midfielder Flynn Downes because of a thigh problem.Danish defender Jonas Knudsen should be available again having missed last weekend's win over Bolton.Midfielder Luke Hyam has been carrying a troublesome knee pr..

    Leeds V Ipswich at Elland Road : Match Preview

    Trio in contention to return as Leeds take on IpswichLeeds trio Liam Cooper, Pontus Jansson and Matthew Pennington are all expected to return to contention for the home game against Ipswich.Skipper Cooper (back) has been sidelined for two games, Jansson missed the midweek Carabao Cup win at Burnley with a hamstring strain and fellow defender Pennington (ankle) has been out since the opening-day win at Bolton.Head coach Thomas Christiansen made wholesale changes at Turf Moor so the likes of goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald, midfielders Eunan O'Kane and Samuel Saiz, plus striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga should all return to the starting XI.Forward Caleb Ekuban, recovering from foot surgery, is the only absentee as Leeds bid to stay top of the table.Ipswich will be without midfielder Flynn Downes because of a thigh problem.Danish defender Jonas Knudsen should be available again having missed last weekend's win over Bolton.Midfielder Luke Hyam has been carrying a troublesome knee pr..
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  • On-loan midfielder Conor Grant back in contention for CreweCrewe have on-loan midfielder Conor Grant back in contention for the visit of Carlisle.The Everton youngster has missed the last three matches since suffering concussion on his Alex debut against Grimsby but he played for the under-23 team this week without suffering any ill effects.Right-back Perry Ng could also return to the reckoning after an ankle injury ruled him out of the defeat at Exeter.Midfielder James Jones (hip) will not be fit until next month while defender George Ray (back) remains a long-term absentee for Crewe, who will be looking to maintain their unbeaten home record in League Two this season.Carlisle boss Keith Curle could make changes as he looks to find a first league win in more than a month.The Cumbrians last celebrated three points on August 19 and have yet to settle on a formula since.Samir Nabi will be hoping he gets a chance to help turn the tide after scoring for the reserves in midweek, with..

    Crewe V Carlisle at The Alexandra Stadium : Match Preview

    On-loan midfielder Conor Grant back in contention for CreweCrewe have on-loan midfielder Conor Grant back in contention for the visit of Carlisle.The Everton youngster has missed the last three matches since suffering concussion on his Alex debut against Grimsby but he played for the under-23 team this week without suffering any ill effects.Right-back Perry Ng could also return to the reckoning after an ankle injury ruled him out of the defeat at Exeter.Midfielder James Jones (hip) will not be fit until next month while defender George Ray (back) remains a long-term absentee for Crewe, who will be looking to maintain their unbeaten home record in League Two this season.Carlisle boss Keith Curle could make changes as he looks to find a first league win in more than a month.The Cumbrians last celebrated three points on August 19 and have yet to settle on a formula since.Samir Nabi will be hoping he gets a chance to help turn the tide after scoring for the reserves in midweek, with..
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  • Joe Mattock and David Ball missing as Rotherham face OldhamRotherham will be without Joe Mattock and David Ball for the visit of Oldham.Mattock is serving a one-match ban after his red card at Bradford last week, a match Ball missed through the illness which continues to lay him low.Right-backs Josh Emmanuel (toe) and Shaun Cummings (hamstring) are closing in on returns but are not fit enough to feature.The Millers will hope that top scorer Kieffer Moore shows no reaction after he overcame a groin injury to play 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat at Valley Parade.Oldham will be without forward Eoin Doyle for the trip through suspension.Doyle must serve a one-match ban after being sent off for a second bookable offence in the last minute of last week's loss to Shrewsbury.Defender Rob Hunt (hamstring) is still sidelined and new signing Abdelhakim Omrani is likely to have to wait longer for his debut due to a knee injury.Midfielder Courtney Duffus has been out in recent weeks with ..

    Rotherham V Oldham at AESSEAL New York Stadium : Match Preview

    Joe Mattock and David Ball missing as Rotherham face OldhamRotherham will be without Joe Mattock and David Ball for the visit of Oldham.Mattock is serving a one-match ban after his red card at Bradford last week, a match Ball missed through the illness which continues to lay him low.Right-backs Josh Emmanuel (toe) and Shaun Cummings (hamstring) are closing in on returns but are not fit enough to feature.The Millers will hope that top scorer Kieffer Moore shows no reaction after he overcame a groin injury to play 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat at Valley Parade.Oldham will be without forward Eoin Doyle for the trip through suspension.Doyle must serve a one-match ban after being sent off for a second bookable offence in the last minute of last week's loss to Shrewsbury.Defender Rob Hunt (hamstring) is still sidelined and new signing Abdelhakim Omrani is likely to have to wait longer for his debut due to a knee injury.Midfielder Courtney Duffus has been out in recent weeks with ..
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  • Kyle Dempsey suspended for Fleetwood's game with SouthendFleetwood are without midfielder Kyle Dempsey through suspension for the Sky Bet League One visit of Southend.Dempsey serves a one-match ban after being sent off for two bookable offences in last weekend's 4-1 loss at Portsmouth.Striker Conor McAleny could get more game time as he is eased back into action after more than a month out with an ankle injury.McAleny, who scored twice against Rotherham on the opening day of the season, played 45 minutes at Fratton Park.Southend will have forward Nile Ranger available to make the trip north following the end of his 7pm curfew which was set as part of the conditions for release from prison after pleading guilty to online banking fraud.Former Gillingham midfielder Josh Wright could be in line for his Shrimpers' debut having signed on as a free agent.Anthony Wordsworth made his return from a hamstring injury to score in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Northampton, ..

    Fleetwood Town V Southend at Highbury Stadium : Match Preview

    Kyle Dempsey suspended for Fleetwood's game with SouthendFleetwood are without midfielder Kyle Dempsey through suspension for the Sky Bet League One visit of Southend.Dempsey serves a one-match ban after being sent off for two bookable offences in last weekend's 4-1 loss at Portsmouth.Striker Conor McAleny could get more game time as he is eased back into action after more than a month out with an ankle injury.McAleny, who scored twice against Rotherham on the opening day of the season, played 45 minutes at Fratton Park.Southend will have forward Nile Ranger available to make the trip north following the end of his 7pm curfew which was set as part of the conditions for release from prison after pleading guilty to online banking fraud.Former Gillingham midfielder Josh Wright could be in line for his Shrimpers' debut having signed on as a free agent.Anthony Wordsworth made his return from a hamstring injury to score in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Northampton, ..
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