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Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Brighton and Notts County at the Withdean Stadium.

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Barnes: Ankle injury

Barnes: Ankle injury

Ashley Barnes looks set to miss out for Brighton.

The striker twisted his ankle during the 1-0 victory at Oldham and boss Gus Poyet said he needed "a miracle" for the striker to feature.

Fran Sandaza and Gary Hart are in line to replace Barnes, but Chris Wood could be handed a start before he leaves to join up with the New Zealand squad for an international match.

Defender Tommy Elphick is back in contention after missing the trip to Boundary Park with mumps, but Jim McNulty (ankle) and Jamie Smith (foot) will both miss out.

The Seagulls have won five games on the spin and have kept three clean sheets in a row.

Striker Craig Westcarr could be in line for a return for struggling Notts County.

Westcarr picked up a knock in the Magpies' 1-0 home defeat against Peterborough and has not featured since.

County were boosted by the return of Lee Hughes against Bristol Rovers on Saturday after the 12-goal striker had missed five games with a thigh injury.

He could partner Njogu Demba-Nyren up front if Westcarr fails to recover, but Alan Gow and Febian Brandy are also in contention to start.

Midfielder Ricky Ravenhill has not featured since March 8 as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Ince's side have scored just once in their last five matches, leaving them three points above the relegation zone.

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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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