Parker worry for Addicks showdown

Leeds defender Ben Parker is a major doubt for Saturday's crunch League One promotion clash at Charlton after his latest fitness setback.

Last Updated: 30/04/10 at 10:49

Parker: Calf problem

Parker: Calf problem

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The 22-year-old, who has endured rotten luck with injuries this season, has made only four appearances after undergoing hip surgery back in August and then sustaining a knee injury.

The left-back was a substitute in the recent defeat at Gillingham and made his first start since the opening day in last Saturday's 4-1 win over MK Dons, but was withdrawn after an hour due to a calf injury. Leigh Bromby or Aidan White could return to the back four in Parker's absence.

Manager Simon Grayson must decide whether to recall Jermaine Beckford to his starting line-up after the leading goalscorer stepped off the bench to fire his 29th and 30th goals of the season last weekend, or stick with in-form pair Max Gradel and Luciano Becchio up front.

Bradley Johnson is hoping to keep his place in central midfield alongside Neil Kilkenny, but Jonathan Howson and Michael Doyle are both pushing for recalls.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C  
Coventry v Peterboro  
Crewe v Sheff Utd  
Doncaster v MK Dons  
Gillingham v Crawley  
Oldham v Bradford  
Port Vale v Leyton Or  
Preston v Fleetwood  
Scunthrpe v Notts Co  
Swindon v Colchester  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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