Hotshot Beckford looking to return

Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford is hoping to win a recall to the starting line-up when his side travel to Gillingham on Saturday afternoon.

Last Updated: 16/04/10 at 11:40

Beckford: Hoping to start

Beckford: Hoping to start

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But the 27-goal forward may have to exercise patience after starting on the substitutes' bench in the midweek win at Carlisle, where Luciano Becchio and Max Gradel struck up an impressive partnership.

Manager Simon Grayson will be reluctant to make changes after Leeds eased to a 3-1 win and moved back into the second automatic promotion spot, meaning more frustration for Beckford.

Grayson has no new injury or suspension problems as Leeds target a fourth straight league win to keep themselves in front of Millwall, Charlton and Swindon in the race for a top-two finish.

Defender Ben Parker is itching to feature after a season blighted by groin and knee injuries, Gary McSheffrey, on loan from Birmingham, staked his claim while playing for the reserves in midweek and on-loan pair Shane Lowry (Aston Villa) and Sanchez Watt (Arsenal) are also available.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 04 October 2014
13:00
Chesterfld v Sheff Utd  
15:00
Bradford v Crewe  
Coventry v Crawley  
Fleetwood v Port Vale  
Leyton Or v Swindon  
Notts Co v Gillingham  
Peterboro v Oldham  
Preston v Colchester  
Rochdale v Barnsley  
Scunthorpe v Doncaster  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 10 12 24
2 Peterboro 10 5 19
3 Swindon 9 10 18
4 MK Dons 9 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 8 16
6 Preston 9 7 16
7 Sheff Utd 9 0 16
8 Chesterfld 9 4 15
9 Bradford 10 2 15
10 Notts Co 10 4 14
11 Oldham 10 1 14
12 Fleetwood 10 1 13
13 Crawley 10 -6 13
14 Gillingham 10 -2 12
15 Coventry 10 -2 12
16 Yeovil 10 -4 12
17 Walsall 10 -1 11
18 Doncaster 9 -5 11
19 Leyton Or 9 -1 10
20 Colchester 10 -1 9
21 Barnsley 9 -3 9
22 Port Vale 10 -6 9
23 Scunthorpe 10 -13 7
24 Crewe 10 -19 4

Updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014

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