Barnard back in Saints squad

Striker Lee Barnard returns for Nigel Adkins' first home game in charge of Southampton against Colchester.

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Barnard has completed a three-match ban for his sending-off against Swindon last month.

He could go straight back into the starting line-up as Adkins attempts to pep up an attack which has yet to find the net since Alan Pardew was sacked four games ago.

Defender Aaron Martin missed Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat by MK Dons with a back injury and will be checked over.

Full-back Frazer Richardson (shoulder) and midfielder Adam Lallana (knee) are still on the sidelines.

Radhi Jaidi, Ryan Dickson and Guly Do Prado could be involved if Adkins opts to make further changes while skipper Dean Hammond plays against his former club.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 04 October 2014
13:00
Chesterfld v Sheff Utd  
15:00
Bradford v Crewe  
Coventry v Crawley  
Fleetwood v Port Vale  
Leyton Or v Swindon  
Notts Co v Gillingham  
Peterboro v Oldham  
Preston v Colchester  
Rochdale v Barnsley  
Scunthorpe v Doncaster  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014

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