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

Updated Mon, 29 Sep 2014

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