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Clayton Donaldson: Back for Bees

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Brentford's top scorer Clayton Donaldson returns for the final game of the regular season.

The 22-goal striker missed last weekend's 1-1 draw at Hartlepool through suspension after he was sent off at Sheffield United.

But defender Tony Craig is still suspended following his red card in the same game.

Long-serving midfielder Kevin O'Connor, fit again after a long spell out with an ankle injury, is set to deputise at centre-half again.

Skipper Jonathan Douglas will play on despite carrying a knock in recent weeks while striker Farid El Alagui should be involved again after making his first appearance in six months against Hartlepool following a knee injury.

A win will secure promotion for Uwe Rosler's side - but draw or lose and they face the play-offs.

Doncaster have been boosted by the return to fitness of David Syers, Paul Quinn, Martin Woods and Paul Keegan.

Rovers boss Brian Flynn will go into the final game of the season with almost a full squad to choose from.

Midfielder Syers made his comeback from an ankle injury as a second-half substitute during the 1-0 home defeat to Notts County while right-back Quinn (leg) was an unused sub.

Midfielders Woods (calf) and Keegan (thigh) have trained this week and also come back into the reckoning.

Goalkeeper Gary Woods (back) also returned to the squad last weekend and he could replace veteran Neil Sullivan.

Andy Griffin is the only player unlikely to feature again this season, should Doncaster be forced to settle for the play-offs.

That will only happen if they are beaten by Brentford. If Rovers avoid defeat they will seal automatic promotion and an immediate return to the Championship. Victory would see Flynn's side clinch the title if leaders Bournemouth fail to win at Tranmere.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C
Coventry v Peterboro
Crewe v Sheff Utd
Doncaster v MK Dons
Gillingham v Crawley
Oldham v Bradford
Port Vale v Leyton Or
Preston v Fleetwood
Scunthrpe v Notts Co
Swindon v Colchester

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014

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