Notts County v Huddersfield preview

Team news for Monday's League One clash between Notts County and Huddersfield at Meadow Lane Stadium.

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Sodje: Back in action

Sodje: Back in action

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Sam Sodje will return to the reckoning for Notts County as the club's 150th-year celebrations kick off.

Sodje missed the defeat at Oldham through suspension after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the loss at Sheffield United on Tuesday.

Manager Martin Allen, who has hinted that he could give some of the club's younger players an outing, must decide whether to restore the big defender to his starting line up or stick with Mike Edwards, who came in for Sodje on New Year's Eve.

Alan Judge was carrying a knee injury against Oldham and was forced off early in the second half at Boundary Park but the midfielder could still feature.

Ishmel Demontagnac will serve the second game of a three-match suspension while fellow midfielder Gavin Mahon (hamstring), defenders Stephen Hunt (ankle) and Jude Stirling (knee) and goalkeeper Rob Burch (knee) remain unavailable.

Notts were formed in 1862 and are the world's oldest professional football club.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes is expected to shake off a foot injury in time for the clash.

Rhodes, who has scored 21 goals in 22 appearances for Town this season, including six in his last three matches, received a kick on the foot during Friday night's 1-1 home draw with Carlisle, but should start.

Skipper Peter Clarke returned to central defence following suspension on Friday and will retain his place alongside Antony Kay.

Manager Lee Clark, who has no new injury or suspension problems, will have defender Liam Ridehalgh available following his return from a loan spell at Swindon, but goalkeeper Alex Smithies (knee), defender Calum Woods (ankle) and midfielder Damien Johnson (hamstring) remain sidelined.

Winger Danny Ward hopes to return to the squad, while midfielder Scott Arfield and striker Alan Lee are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up after stepping off the bench against Carlisle.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
Barnsley v Notts Co  
Bristol C v Bradford  
Colchester v Chesterfld  
Crawley v Walsall
Crewe v Peterboro  
Doncaster v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Preston  
MK Dons v Fleetwood  
Oldham v Coventry  
Port Vale v Scunthrpe  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 13 15 31
2 Peterboro 13 9 26
3 Swindon 11 11 22
4 Preston 11 11 22
5 MK Dons 11 11 20
6 Notts Co 12 7 20
7 Sheff Utd 12 1 20
8 Chesterfld 12 4 19
9 Fleetwood 13 3 19
10 Oldham 13 2 19
11 Bradford 13 0 18
12 Rochdale 12 7 17
13 Barnsley 12 -1 15
14 Doncaster 11 -6 14
15 Crawley 13 -11 14
16 Colchester 13 -2 13
17 Coventry 13 -5 13
18 Gillingham 13 -6 13
19 Yeovil 13 -9 13
20 Leyton Or 12 -2 12
21 Walsall 13 -3 12
22 Port Vale 13 -6 12
23 Scunthrpe 13 -11 11
24 Crewe 13 -19 10

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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