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

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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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