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Bishop: Back in contention for Shakers

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Andy Bishop hopes to return to action for Bury when new boss Kevin Blackwell takes charge for the first time.

Bishop requested a loan spell at the start of the season to help rediscover his confidence in front of goal and was recalled from Wrexham this week.

The striker is expected to feature against the Robins but his involvement is subject to international clearance.

Fellow forward Lenell John-Lewis is sidelined as he awaits confirmation over the extent of his knee injury. Although cruciate ligament damage has not been suffered as first feared, initial signs point to at least two months out.

On-loan Wolves youngster Matt Doherty could make his debut in a defence without the services of long-term injury victim Phil Picken (knee).

Craig Jones has overcome a hamstring problem and is fit to feature in midfield as the Shakers chase a first win this season.

Swindon will be without Giles Coke for the trip as they look to bounce back from Tuesday's defeat.

Paolo Di Canio's men saw a four-match winning run come to an end with a 1-0 reverse against Colchester and Coke, who missed the game, is sidelined again due to a foot problem.

The Robins will hand fitness tests to Nathan Thompson and Gary Roberts.

The duo missed the Colchester defeat through injury and will be assessed ahead of the game.

Elsewhere, Di Canio could freshen up the side after he claimed the players "had no passion or desire" in midweek. Adam Rooney, Jim Collins, Darren Ward and Simon Ferry are among those looking to be handed starts as the club.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C  
Coventry v Peterboro  
Crewe v Sheff Utd  
Doncaster v MK Dons  
Gillingham v Crawley  
Oldham v Bradford  
Port Vale v Leyton Or  
Preston v Fleetwood  
Scunthrpe v Notts Co  
Swindon v Colchester  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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