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Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Brentford and Bury at Griffin Park.

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Farid El-Alagui: Close to making a first-team return

Farid El-Alagui: Close to making a first-team return

Brentford have no new injury worries to contend with.

Uwe Rosler's squad have spent the week warm-weather training in Dubai as they gear up for the League One promotion run-in.

Striker Farid El-Alagui was able to join the trip as he continues his rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury, but he is still some way from returning to action.

The only player absent was long-serving midfielder Kevin O'Connor, who is still sidelined with an ankle injury.

Rosler must decide whether to make changes after their promotion bid was dented by a 3-0 defeat at Yeovil last weekend.

Teenage left-back Jake Bidwell will be involved again after agreeing to extend his loan spell from Everton for another month.

Bury will assess the fitness of David Worrall and Trevor Carson before the weekend tie.

A thigh problem ruled winger Worrall out of last weekend's surprise 2-0 win over Brentford's promotion rivals Doncaster, while goalkeeper Carson is nursing a hand injury.

Andy Bishop is set to keep his starting place in attack having opening the scoring against Rovers with a first Shakers goal since October.

Fellow forward Tom Hopper has returned to parent club Leicester.

Deadline day signing Carl Regan made his first appearance at right-back against Doncaster, while fellow full-back Euan Holden is chasing his debut having joined on non-contract terms.

Defenders Phil Picken (knee) and Adam Lockwood (groin) remain out for the season along with midfielder Shane Byrne (blood disorder).

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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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