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Tonkin: One-match suspension

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Anthony Tonkin will sit out the weekend clash through suspension.

The left-back was sent off for a second bookable offence in Tuesday night's goalless draw at home to Wycombe, forcing the Shots to play for an hour with only 10 men. He now serves a one-match ban.

Manager Dean Holdsworth is not expected to have any new injury concerns to contend with as the Hampshire outfit aim to drag themselves off the foot of the npower League Two table.

Holdsworth made two changes in midweek, recalling first-choice goalkeeper Jamie Young after he made way in the FA Cup first round last Saturday while midfielder Josh Payne replaced Michael Rankine.

Rankine is one of those in contention to come back in against sixth-placed Bradford as Aldershot, despite being unbeaten in four, continue to struggle for goals, especially at the EBB Stadium where they have netted just twice in eight league games this term.

Bradford are set to welcome back Ricky Ravenhill.

The midfielder was controversially sent-off during the club's 1-0 defeat at Burton and was hit with a three-match ban.

Ravenhill missed the penalty shoot-out victory over Wigan, the FA Cup draw with Northampton and the midweek stalemate against Chesterfield but is expected to return to the starting line-up.

Boss Phil Parkinson will not take any chances with striker James Hanson, who is struggling with a virus.

Hanson missed the midweek draw and Parkinson will not risk the health of the rest of the squad by bringing him back too soon.

Kyel Reid is back in light training after a groin injury but is still a couple of weeks away from a return.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
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Cambridge Utd v Hartlepool  
Carlisle v Oxford Utd  
Luton v Northamptn  
Newport v Accrington  
Plymouth v Cheltenhm  
Shrewsbury v Portsmth  
Southend v Bury  
Stevenage v Burton Alb  
Wycombe v Dag + Red  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 14 10 28
2 Burton Alb 14 2 28
3 Luton 14 7 27
4 Bury 14 7 26
5 Shrewsbury 14 11 24
6 Plymouth 14 6 23
7 Morecambe 14 4 23
8 Newport 14 4 22
9 Cheltenhm 14 1 22
10 Southend 14 1 21
11 Portsmth 14 0 20
12 AFC W'don 14 -1 19
13 Exeter 14 -2 19
14 Accrington 14 -4 19
15 Cambridge Utd 14 7 18
16 Northamptn 14 1 18
17 Mansfield 14 -4 18
18 Stevenage 14 -4 17
19 Oxford Utd 14 -3 16
20 Dag + Red 14 -7 14
21 Carlisle 14 -8 12
22 York City 14 -7 11
23 Hartlepool 14 -14 11
24 Tranmere 14 -7 10

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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