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Scott Wagstaff: Remains sidelined

Scott Wagstaff: Remains sidelined

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Bristol City will remain without Scott Wagstaff when they host Gillingham.

The former Charlton midfielder has not featured since February 4 with a shoulder injury and while he has stepped up his recovery he will not be considered on Saturday.

But boss Steve Cotterill could hand Stephen Pearson his first start of the season following an ankle injury. The midfielder came through 90 minutes for the club's development side and then stepped off the bench at Sheffield United last weekend.

Cotterill remains without Marvin Elliott as his side look to bounce back from a disappointing display at Bramall Lane that saw City beaten 3-0.

Gillingham will be without Chris Whelpdale, Ryan Inniss and Michael Harriman for the trip to Bristol City.

Midfielder Whelpdale was forced off after just 25 minutes of last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Oldham nursing an ankle injury.

On-loan centre-back Inniss missed the clash due to a hamstring problem while fellow defender Harriman was absent with a similar complaint.

Striker Danny Kedwell is also unlikely to be included in Peter Taylor's matchday squad at Ashton Gate, despite playing for the Kent club's under-21 side earlier this week after recovering from hernia surgery.

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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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