Bury v Bournemouth preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Bury and Bournemouth at Gigg Lane.

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Tubbs: Misses out for Bournemouth

Tubbs: Misses out for Bournemouth

Bury manager Richie Barker will look to name an unchanged side.

The Shakers eased their relegation worries with a convincing 4-1 win over Colchester on Easter Monday and are now just three points behind 12th-placed Hartlepool.

Strike duo Shaun Harrad and Mike Grella grabbed a goal apiece in the victory against the U's at Gigg Lane and they are likely to continue up front after replacing Lenell John-Lewis and Andy Bishop.

On-loan West Brom striker Lateef Elford-Alliyu has been restricted to substitute appearances in the last four games and he will again have to settle for a place on the bench.

Victory for Bury would see them safe for another season if Wycombe lose to Oldham.

Bournemouth will continue to be without Matt Tubbs.

The striker underwent an operation on his hamstring recently and, while the procedure was successful, the club's record signing was originally ruled out for the remainder of the current campaign.

Tubbs may now return before the season's end, but he will definitely not feature against the Shakers.

Caretaker-manager Paul Groves will also be unable to call on defender Charlie Daniels, whose recovery from a broken bone in his foot is progressing well but the clash with Bury comes too soon for him to make his comeback.

Charlie Sheringham (foot) will remain sidelined for the rest of the term while Stephen Purches (double leg break) is targeting a return to fitness in January next year.

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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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