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Bartosz Bialkowski: Set for late fitness test

Bartosz Bialkowski: Set for late fitness test

Chris Kiwomya could have Bartosz Bialkowski available for his first home match in charge of the Magpies.

Teenager Fabian Spiess has deputised in goal for the last three games since Bialkowski suffered a head injury early on in the defeat at Leyton Orient on January 26.

Bialkowski could get the nod ahead of 18-year-old Spiess should he prove his fitness.

Kiwomya, appointed caretaker manager following Keith Curle's dismissal last weekend, will still be without captain Neal Bishop as the midfielder completes a three-match suspension.

Development squad members Tyrell Waite and Greg Tempest were both on the bench for the defeat at Stevenage on Tuesday night and could be pushing for a starting spot should Kiwomya opt to shuffle his pack.

Steve Davis hopes to have a fully-fit squad to chose from as Crewe return to league action against the Magpies.

Alex put one foot in a Wembley final on Tuesday night by beating Coventry 3-0 in the first leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern area final.

Defender Harry Davis was absent at the Ricoh Arena due to a toe injury, Mark Ellis taking his place in the starting line-up, but he is ready to give father Steve a selection headache at the back after subsequently coming through training.

Mathias Pogba returns to Davis senior's attacking options having made his international debut for Guinea in midweek.

Pogba came on to play the final half hour of Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Senegal in Paris, featuring alongside twin brother Florentin up-front.

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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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