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Callum Ball: Out for a spell

Callum Ball: Out for a spell

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Notts County have been dealt an injury blow ahead of the visit of Coventry with the news that Callum Ball will be out for six weeks.

Ball, on loan from Derby, has damaged ankle ligaments and joins fellow striker Ronan Murray, who will complete a three-match suspension against the Sky Blues, on the sidelines. However, Magpies manager Shaun Derry this week completed the signing of James Spencer and he bolsters his options up front.

Left-back Gareth Roberts and midfielder Hayden Mullins made their debuts during the 2-0 defeat to Preston last weekend. Mullins, on loan from Birmingham, came on as a substitute at Deepdale and will hope to be involved from the start on Saturday.

Bartosz Bialkowsk missed out against North End through illness and will replace goalkeeping coach Kevin Pilkington between the posts now he has recovered.

Dylan McGeouch will hope to finally make his debut for Coventry away at Notts County.

The midfielder arrived on loan from Celtic ahead of the close of the January transfer window but saw last weekend's clash against Walsall fall victim to a waterlogged pitch before missing Tuesday's 2-1 victory at Bristol City due to illness.

Fellow new arrivals Nathan Delfouneso and Mark Marshall made their bows at Ashton Gate, although striker Rory Donnelly returned to parent club Swansea for personal reasons before pulling on a City shirt.

Long-term absentee Callum Wilson remains sidelined with his shoulder injury.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
Barnsley v Notts Co
Bristol C v Bradford
Colchester v Chesterfld
Crawley v Walsall
Crewe v Peterboro
Doncaster v Leyton Or
Gillingham v Preston
MK Dons v Fleetwood
Oldham v Coventry
Port Vale v Scunthrpe

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 13 15 31
2 Peterboro 13 9 26
3 Swindon 11 11 22
4 Preston 11 11 22
5 MK Dons 11 11 20
6 Notts Co 12 7 20
7 Sheff Utd 12 1 20
8 Chesterfld 12 4 19
9 Fleetwood 13 3 19
10 Oldham 13 2 19
11 Bradford 13 0 18
12 Rochdale 12 7 17
13 Barnsley 12 -1 15
14 Doncaster 11 -6 14
15 Crawley 13 -11 14
16 Colchester 13 -2 13
17 Coventry 13 -5 13
18 Gillingham 13 -6 13
19 Yeovil 13 -9 13
20 Leyton Or 12 -2 12
21 Walsall 13 -3 12
22 Port Vale 13 -6 12
23 Scunthrpe 13 -11 11
24 Crewe 13 -19 10

Updated Mon, 20 Oct 2014

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