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Huddersfield midfielders Oscar Gobern and Damien Johnson could both return to the squad.

Gobern has missed 10 matches and Johnson the last eight due to respective hamstring injuries, but were included in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Middlesbrough this week and should be in contention.

Another midfielder, Tommy Miller, made his first appearance in over two months in last weekend's defeat at Preston following a double hernia operation and is in contention for a place in manager Simon Grayson's starting line-up.

Striker Lee Novak is also pushing for a return to the starting line-up. He returned to the bench at Preston following an ankle injury.

Fellow forward Alan Lee remains doubtful with the knee injury that kept him out last week and goalkeeper Alex Smithies could miss out as he is scheduled to have stitches removed from a head wound, so Nick Colgan is on stand-by.

Scunthorpe midfielder Robbie Gibbons is in line for his full debut.

The 20-year-old, who made his first appearance off the substitutes' bench in last week's home defeat to MK Dons, is poised to start as midfield trio Josh Walker, Damien Mozika and Michael O'Connor are all unavailable.

The Iron are set to sign Watford midfielder Walker permanently on July 1 but his emergency loan spell expired last weekend, Frenchman Mozika is still struggling with an ankle problem and O'Connor's season is over due to a groin injury.

Manager Alan Knill will also be without the suspended Jordan Robertson, but fellow striker Jon Parkin (hamstring) is hoping to prove his fitness in time.

Winger Conor McAleny, on loan from Everton, remains sidelined with a knee injury, but Bobby Grant is in contention following the end of his loan spell at Accrington.

Scunthorpe, seven points above the drop zone in 16th place, require one more win to guarantee their safety.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld v Swindon  
Leyton Or v Preston  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Bradford v Doncaster  
Bristol C v Oldham  
Chesterfld v Yeovil  
Colchester v Port Vale  
Crawley v Crewe  
Fleetwood v Gillingham  
Leyton Or v Coventry  
MK Dons v Swindon  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 15 15 33
2 Preston 13 13 28
3 Notts Co 14 9 26
4 Peterboro 15 7 26
5 Sheff Utd 14 4 26
6 Oldham 15 6 25
7 MK Dons 13 12 24
8 Rochdale 14 11 23
9 Swindon 13 10 23
10 Chesterfld 14 2 19
11 Fleetwood 15 1 19
12 Bradford 15 -1 19
13 Crawley 15 -10 18
14 Colchester 15 -1 17
15 Barnsley 14 -2 16
16 Port Vale 15 -3 16
17 Coventry 15 -7 16
18 Leyton Or 14 -3 15
19 Walsall 15 -3 15
20 Doncaster 13 -8 15
21 Gillingham 15 -7 14
22 Yeovil 15 -14 13
23 Crewe 15 -19 13
24 Scunthrpe 15 -12 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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