Shrewsbury v Bristol C preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Shrewsbury Town and Bristol City at New Meadow.

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Shrewsbury hope both Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Tom Eaves will be fit for their crunch clash at home to fellow strugglers Bristol City.

Winger Mendez-Laing was forced off just before half-time in last Sunday's goalless draw against Coventry nursing a hamstring injury, with striker Eaves substituted due to a similar problem late on in the encounter.

Midfielders Luke Summerfield and Aaron Wildig are both closing in on their returns from respective thigh injuries but the clash is likely to come too soon.

Loan signing Sam Foley is available for his debut having arrived from Yeovil on an initial month-long deal, while newly-appointed assistant manager Andy Morrell will take his place alongside boss Mike Jackson in the dugout.

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill will wait on goalkeeper Simon Moore before naming his side to face Shrewsbury.

The Cardiff loanee has been suffering with a groin problem and the Robins are assessing him on a day-to-day basis, with Frank Fielding ready to continue in goal having started for the first time since October against Gillingham last weekend.

Scott Wagstaff rejoined training this week having been sidelined for a month with a shoulder injury and Cotterill says they will assess how he is looking and he could be involved.

City make the trip looking to shed an unwanted record - Cotterill's men are the only Football League team yet to keep a clean sheet on their travels this season.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C  
Coventry v Peterboro  
Crewe v Sheff Utd  
Doncaster v MK Dons  
Gillingham v Crawley  
Oldham v Bradford  
Port Vale v Leyton Or  
Preston v Fleetwood  
Scunthrpe v Notts Co  
Swindon v Colchester  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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