Notts County v Southampton preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Southampton at Meadow Lane.

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Ince: First game in charge of County

Ince: First game in charge of County

Paul Ince has received mixed news ahead of his first game in charge of Notts County at home to Southampton.

Striker Lee Hughes must serve a one-match suspension after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season against Colchester but on-loan midfielder Alan Judge returns from a three-match ban.

Defender John Thompson (ribs) and forward Craig Westcarr (hamstring) are doubts after sustaining injuries at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last week.

Striker Luke Rodgers is fit again after an ankle problem while defender Stephen Hunt has resumed full training following a lay-off with a hamstring injury.

However, midfielder Neal Bishop and striker Ben Burgess remain sidelined with knee and calf problems respectively.

Skipper Dean Hammond returns to the Southampton squad for the trip to Meadow Lane.

The midfielder missed last weekend's 2-1 win against Oldham through suspension after collecting five yellow cards this season.

Teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in contention to start after climbing off the bench to hit a superb winner last Saturday.

Frazer Richardson (shoulder) and Paul Wotton (back) were also among the substitutes after spells on the sidelines and will be involved again.

Striker David Connolly is still missing with a stomach injury but boss Nigel Adkins has an otherwise full-strength squad to choose from.

Saints have won four of their last six games and now lie just two points off the play-off places.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Crewe v Colchester Live
MK Dons v Brentford Live
Notts Co v Crawley Live
Oldham v Coventry Live
Peterboro v Carlisle Live
Preston v Shrewsbury Live
Rotherham v Port Vale Live
Stevenage v Bristol C Live
Swindon v Bradford Live
Tranmere v Sheff Utd Live

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 44 55 99
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 44 36 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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