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Bristol Rovers are sweating over the fitness of Mustapha Carayol.

Winger Carayol has been suffering with a hamstring problem of late, missing the 3-0 defeat at Crewe on Easter Monday, and he will be assessed ahead of kick-off at the Memorial Stadium.

Otherwise, Rovers manager Mark McGhee has no new injury or suspensions worries for the game.

Jim Paterson also missed the loss at Crewe after he was substituted during the 2-2 draw against Gillingham with breathing difficulties - but the defender is expected to return to the matchday squad this weekend.

Centre-back Adam Virgo is the only long-term absentee for Rovers with a knee ligament problem that is likely to keep the former Brighton man out until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Jack Dyer could come back into contention when Burton travel to Bristol Rovers for the first time ever.

Dyer missed the thrilling 3-2 home win over Morecambe on Monday which guaranteed Albion's League Two status for another season. The midfielder was ruled out after aggravating a knee injury in Friday's 1-1 draw away to Dagenham.

Caretaker boss Gary Rowett is optimistic about Dyer's chances of returning to action at the Memorial Ground.

"Jack already had a sore knee from a previous game and took another bang on it at Dagenham so leaving him out against Morecambe was more a case of giving the injury time to settle down and hopefully the rest he's had will have done the trick," said Rowett. "We've got a couple of training sessions before the Bristol game to assess Jack. If he comes through without a problem, he'll definitely be challenging for a place this weekend."

Rowett is also hoping full-back Aaron Webster recovers from a knock to the thigh sustained in the Morecambe game.

Young striker Adi Yussuf has put himself in contention for a recall to the squad after scoring four times for the reserves on Tuesday afternoon.

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League Two Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
AFC W'don v Plymouth
Accrington v Hartlepool
Cambridge Utd v Cheltenhm
Carlisle v Burton Alb
Exeter v Wycombe
Luton v Dag + Red
Morecambe v York City
Newport v Southend
Northamptn v Oxford Utd
Portsmth v Stevenage

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 13 11 28
2 Bury 13 12 26
3 Burton Alb 13 1 25
4 Luton 13 5 24
5 Plymouth 13 6 22
6 Morecambe 13 4 22
7 Shrewsbury 13 6 21
8 Southend 13 2 21
9 Newport 13 3 19
10 Cheltenhm 13 0 19
11 Cambridge Utd 13 8 18
12 Northamptn 13 3 18
13 AFC W'don 13 -1 18
14 Portsmth 13 -1 17
15 Stevenage 13 -3 17
16 Mansfield 13 -4 17
17 Exeter 13 -3 16
18 Accrington 13 -6 16
19 Dag + Red 13 -5 14
20 Oxford Utd 13 -5 13
21 Carlisle 13 -7 12
22 Hartlepool 13 -12 11
23 York City 13 -7 10
24 Tranmere 13 -7 9

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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