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El Alagui: On the sidelines for Bees

El Alagui: On the sidelines for Bees

Doncaster will check on Iain Hume.

Hume missed the Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory over Chesterfield and the league draw at Hartlepool last week while away on international duty with Canada.

The on-loan striker, who scored his country's goal in their 8-1 thrashing in Honduras, will be assessed following his long-haul flight back to England. If unscathed and free from jet lag, Hume is expected to be restored to the Rovers' starting line-up.

Manager Dean Saunders said: "We would've won the game on Saturday [at Hartlepool] if Iain had played. He's hardly played over the last fortnight because he was ineligible against Preston [Hume's parent club] so we'll monitor his condition when he gets back."

Defender Jamie McCombe, with a hairline fracture of the spine along with a torn thigh muscle, is expected to be Saunders' only absentee.

Jimmy Spencer is in line to make his Brentford debut.

The striker joined on a month's loan from Huddersfield earlier this week to cover for the injured Farid El Alagui.

El Alagui is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a serious knee injury against Crawley earlier this month.

Brentford's sporting director Mark Warburton hailed Spencer's arrival.

"Jimmy is a talented young player," he told the club's official website. "He has performed well and scored goals in League Two and is producing impressive performances at development squad level."

Bees boss Uwe Rosler has no new injury concerns to contend with as his side look to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches.

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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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