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Febian Brandy: Nursing a hamstring injury

Febian Brandy: Nursing a hamstring injury

Sheffield United striker Febian Brandy is an injury doubt.

Brandy, a summer signing from Walsall, sustained a hamstring injury in last week's defeat at Bradford and is expected to undergo a late fitness test.

Teenage striker Joe Ironside made his first appearance of the season when replacing Brandy last Saturday and could make his first start, while Chris Porter and Ryan Flynn and Thursday's signing from Oldham Jose Baxter provide manager David Weir with alternative options.

Weir has no other selection worries as his side, who have taken one point from their last three league games, chase their first win since the opening day.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson faces a selection dilemma following the midweek performance at Sunderland.

The Dons were leading the Black Cats 2-1 until the 87th minute at the Stadium of Light in Tuesday night's second round Capital One Cup tie, but three late goals spared the Premier League club's blushes as they eventually won 4-2.

Striker Izale McLeod shone along with Dele Alli, Alan Smith and on-loan Aston Villa midfielder Samir Carruthers. They will be hoping their showings were enough to force themselves into the team having all started from the bench in the 2-2 league draw with Bristol City.

Daniel Powell (ankle), Tom Flanagan (ankle) and Dean Bowditch (groin) remain unavailable while captain Dean Lewington (knee) is a doubt but is back in full training.

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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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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