Bury v Stevenage preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday's League One clash between Bury and Stevenage at Gigg Lane.

Last Updated: 18/03/13 at 14:18

Efe Sodje: Back from loan spell

Efe Sodje: Back from loan spell

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Shakers boss Kevin Blackwell has been given an extra option as he seeks to kickstart his side's relegation escape.

Veteran defender Efe Sodje has returned from his loan spell at Barrow and will go straight into the squad to face Boro.

Blackwell has no new injury or suspension concerns following Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to 10-man Colchester but is primed to ring the changes to prevent a fifth consecutive home defeat.

Nick Ajose came on to replace Carl Regan at half time against the U's and is first in line for a recall, while Peterborough loanee Jonson Clarke-Harris will also hope to earn a starting spot.

Still restricted by a transfer embargo, Blackwell is also hindered by a number of long-term injuries.

Tom Soares (hamstring), Phil Picken (knee), Adam Lockwood (groin) and Shane Byrne (blood infection) are all ruled out until next season.

The visitors can welcome back defenders David Gray and Darius Charles from suspension.

Full-back Gray has completed a two-match ban for collecting 10 yellow cards this season and centre-half Charles missed Saturday's clash with Sheffield United after he was sent off against Bournemouth in midweek.

However, the duo may have their work cut out to get back in the team after Boro ran out surprise 4-0 winners against the Blades.

One player who must be assured of a place is Spanish striker Dani Lopez, who returned from a loan spell at Barnet to hit a memorable hat-trick.

Midfielder Marcus Haber should be involved before linking up with the Canada squad this weekend, while defender Jon Ashton remains their only long-term absentee due to an Achilles injury.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 09 August 2014
12:15
Sheff Utd v Bristol C  
15:00
Barnsley v Crawley  
Bradford v Coventry  
Colchester v Oldham  
Fleetwood v Crewe  
Leyton Or v Chesterfld  
MK Dons v Gillingham  
Port Vale v Walsall  
Preston v Notts Co  
Rochdale v Peterboro  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Footer 365

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal admits he will not buy players just for the sake of it

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he will not buy players just for the sake of it.

Transfer news: West Ham are set to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan

Sky Sports understands West Ham are poised to win the race to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan.

Transfer news: Juventus determined to keep hold of Manchester United target Arturo Vidal

Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta has reiterated the club's desire to keep hold of Arturo Vidal.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property