Bury v Swindon preview

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

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Bishop: Back in contention for Shakers

Bishop: Back in contention for Shakers

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

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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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