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Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Scunthorpe and Swindon Town at Glanford Park.

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Akpo Sodje: Will be assessed by Iron

Akpo Sodje: Will be assessed by Iron

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Scunthorpe pair Akpo Sodje and Andy Barcham are hoping to prove their fitness in time.

Striker Sodje missed last week's win at MK Dons due to a thigh strain, while Barcham has been sidelined for the last three matches with a similar problem.

Manager Brian Laws, who has no new injury or suspension problems, will continue with David Mirfin alongside skipper Paul Reid at the heart of defence in the absence of Niall Canavan, who broke his nose in two places in the recent defeat at Bury.

Sam Slocombe returned from a thigh injury last week and is expected to start again in preference to on-loan Manchester city goalkeeper Erik Johansen.

The Iron, who occupy the last relegation place, could escape the drop on the final day with victory if nearest rivals Colchester lose.

Swindon could be boosted by the return of Tommy Miller as they warm up for the play-offs.

The 34-year-old former Preston midfielder has been missing since March 23 with a calf injury but he could return to the bench and could get a run out before the play-offs begin.

Striker James Collins stepped off the bench in the 3-0 win over Stevenage last Saturday and he will be pushing for a start.

Simon Ferry is still missing with a hamstring injury but Luke Rooney returned to action as an 82nd-minute substitute last weekend after a shoulder injury. Alan Navarro remains sidelined with a hamstring tear along with a number of senior professionals.

Kevin MacDonald is without Nathan Thompson and brother Louis as well as Troy Archibald-Henville, Miles Storey, Jay McEveley and Aaron Oakley for the rest of the season.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Gillingham  
Bradford v Peterboro  
Colchester v Doncaster  
Fleetwood v Chesterfld  
Leyton Or v Walsall  
MK Dons v Coventry  
Port Vale v Notts Co  
Preston v Oldham  
Rochdale v Bristol C  
Sheff Utd v Crawley  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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