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Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Bristol Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday at the Memorial Stadium.

Last Updated: 29/04/11 at 11:25

Hughes (c): On the sidelines for Rovers

Hughes (c): On the sidelines for Rovers

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Bristol Rovers are struggling with a host of injury and suspension problems as they continue their battle against relegation.

The Pirates saw three players limp off in the recent draw with Charlton and then had David McCracken sent off in the defeat at Bournemouth on Easter Monday.

Midfielder Jeff Hughes (wrist) could miss the remainder of the season, while defenders James Tunnicliffe (ankle) and Danny Coles (Achilles) missed the trip to Dean Court and are likely to be sidelined again.

Defender McCracken was dismissed for an elbow on Cherries defender Adam Smith and will miss the rest of the campaign.

In a bid to boost the squad, caretaker manager Stuart Campbell has recalled versatile midfielder Charlie Clough from his loan spell at Bath.

The 20-year-old featured 11 times for the Blue Square Bet Premier club, scoring twice.

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine is doubtful for his side's final away game of the season.

Madine was forced out of Monday's home win over Swindon with a calf injury and manager Gary Megson is waiting for the results of a scan to determine the full extent of the injury.

Should Madine fail to make it, Clinton Morrison and Paul Heffernan will be vying to start up front alongside the in-form Neil Mellor, who fired his 19th and 20th goals of the season against Swindon.

Central defender Danny Batth, on loan from Wolves, sat out Monday's win through illness and remains doubtful, so Reda Johnson is expected to continue his partnership with Rob Jones at the heart of defence.

Megson has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side chase a fifth win in seven matches.

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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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