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Hughes: Faces late check for Magpies

Hughes: Faces late check for Magpies

Sheffield Wednesday pair Gary Madine and Giles Coke are injury doubts for the visit of Notts County.

Striker Madine faces a late fitness test after being forced off with a calf injury in the midweek win at Oldham, while midfielder Coke missed out on Tuesday night due to a hamstring strain.

Clinton Morrison replaced Madine and could continue should the former Carlisle forward fail to make it, but manager Gary Megson also has the option of either Neil Mellor or Paul Heffernan, both unused substitutes in midweek.

If he proves his fitness, Coke may have to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench after fellow midfielder Chris Sedgwick scored twice at Oldham.

Winger Jermaine Johnson is in contention again following his month-long lay-off due to illness.

The Owls, eight points above the relegation zone, last won at home in the league on December 11 against Bristol Rovers.

Notts County manager Paul Ince is sweating on the fitness of Lee Hughes ahead of the trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

The 12-goal striker has been occupying the sidelines with a hip injury and will have to pass a late fitness test if he is to be included in the squad.

Fellow striker Karl Hawley is also a doubt while defender Krystian Pearce missed the midweek defeat to Peterborough after suffering a head injury in training and is also struggling to be fit.

Stephen Darby returned to the starting line-up against Posh a week earlier than planned following an ankle injury and, if he feels no recurrence of the problem, is set to retain his place at right-back.

Fellow defender Graeme Lee made his first start for six months against Darren Ferguson's side on Tuesday and looks likely to make his 50th appearance for County.

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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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