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MacDonald: Set for a late fitness test

MacDonald: Set for a late fitness test

Brentford boss Nicky Forster is hopeful Charlie Macdonald will be fit.

The striker missed Saturday's 3-0 loss at Hartlepool with a dead leg sustained in training and will undergo a late fitness test.

On-loan Sunderland midfielder Adam Reed, who had been suffering from a groin problem, made his long-awaited debut as a second-half substitute against Pools and, after impressing, could be in line for his first start.

Defender Leon Legge and forward Lewis Grabban will also be targeting places in the XI.

Sam Wood will miss out again as he continues his rehabilitation from a broken arm. He is set to see a specialist this week as he looks to return to full training.

Brighton boss Gus Poyet has no new injury or suspension worries.

Centre-back Adam El-Abd again misses out as he completes a two-match ban for picking up 10 yellow cards this season.

Tommy Elphick will, therefore, keep his place after taking El-Abd's spot in Saturday's thrilling 4-3 win over Carlisle.

Veteran defender Radostin Kishishev returned as a 70th-minute substitute against the Cumbrians after a month on the sidelines and will again take his place on the bench.

On-loan West Brom forward Chris Wood is pushing for a starting place after appearing as a second-half substitute at the weekend.

Long-term absentees Jim McNulty (foot), Jamie Smith (foot) and Alan Navarro continue to be unavailable.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston  
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
Shrewsbury v Crewe  
Wolves v Rotherham  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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