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Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson could name an unchanged side for the home clash with Plymouth.

The Owls secured their first win under Megson at Carlisle last week and the former Bolton boss has no new injury or suspension problems.

Midfielder Giles Coke is available again after a three-game ban but is expected to start on the substitutes' bench. Defenders Lewis Buxton (hamstring) and Jon Otsemobor (calf) remain sidelined.

Megson employed a 4-5-1 formation to good effect at Brunton Park, with Gary Teale and Chris Sedgwick out wide in midfield and Gary Madine operating as a lone striker against his former club.

Megson must decide whether to retain the same formation at Hillsborough and, should he revert to a 4-4-2, it is likely that teenage midfielder Liam Palmer would make way, with Clinton Morrison, Neil Mellor and Paul Heffernan vying for a place up front alongside Madine.

Wednesday currently lie in 16th place in the table, only six points above the relegation zone.

Plymouth will be without the suspended Chris Clark for the trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

The midfielder serves the first of his three-match ban for the straight red card he received in the 2-1 victory over Colchester on Saturday, a result which brought to an end a run of six successive defeats.

Left-back Jim Paterson suffered a knee injury in the game but has returned to training and will be available.

Defender Onismor Bhasera made a return from his own knee problem last weekend, coming on as a 62nd-minute substitute for Paterson, and is likely to start on the bench again.

Winger Yala Bolasie was back in the starting line-up against the U's having missed the previous three games due to suspension and after impressing should also keep his place.

Midfielder Simon Walton has been given the go ahead to resume full training following the knee ligament injury he suffered in pre-season while on loan with Sheffield United and will likely get a game for the reserves next week.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
15:00
Colchester v Peterboro  
Doncaster v Oldham  
Fleetwood v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Crewe  
MK Dons v Crawley  
Port Vale v Chesterfld  
Preston v Sheff Utd  
Rochdale v Bradford  
Scunthorpe v Walsall  
Swindon v Coventry  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Tue, 26 Aug 2014

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