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Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Swindon and Sheffield Wednesday at the County Ground.

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Douglas: Could face the Owls

Douglas: Could face the Owls

Skipper Jonathan Douglas is Swindon's only injury concern ahead of the visit of Wednesday.

The midfielder is making solid progress in his recovery from the groin injury he sustained during last Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Notts County, and manager Danny Wilson is hopeful he will be in contention to face the Owls.

Douglas missed the club's 1-1 FA Cup draw at Crawley a week ago - a game which saw the return of Town striker Vincent Pericard (groin), goalkeeper David Lucas (shoulder) and defender Kevin Amankwaah (knee) from their respective injuries.

Loanee David Ball comes back into the equation having been ineligible for the cup encounter.

The game sees boss Wilson come up against the Yorkshire club he both played for and managed, reaching three domestic cup finals in the early 1990s as a player, while assistant manager Peter Shirtliff, goalkeeper Lucas and midfielder Jon-Paul McGovern have also enjoyed memorable times with Wednesday in their careers.

Sheffield Wednesday striker Neil Mellor is doubtful for the clash.

Mellor is struggling with an ankle problem that forced him out of the action during the midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Carlisle and faces a late fitness test.

Paul Heffernan will be vying with Jermaine Johnson for a place up front alongside Clinton Morrison if Mellor fails to make it.

Owls boss Alan Irvine could also be without defenders Lewis Buxton and Jon Otsemobor again.

Buxton has been sidelined for three games with a hamstring problem and Otsemobor has missed the last five matches due to a calf strain.

Irvine has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side chase a fourth successive league win.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  
Stevenage v Bristol C  
Swindon v Bradford  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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