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Meadow Lane Stadium (ATT 6,732) 21st April 2012 - Kick off 12:30 Ref: R Madley

Notts Co Notts County vs Bury Bury

Notts Co 2

G Coke (og 46)
M Edwards (79)

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Bury 4

D Worrall (42)
M Grella (49, 67)
A Jones (S/O 82)
M Carrington (90+3)

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Last Updated: 20/04/12 10:16am

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Sam: Expected to return for Magpies

Sam: Expected to return for Magpies

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Bury at Meadow Lane (kick-off at 12.30pm).

Winger Lloyd Sam is expected to be fit for Notts County.

A hip injury forced Sam, on loan from Leeds, to leave the action early in the second half of the goalless draw with fellow play-off contenders Brentford last Saturday.

Lee Hughes could also be in the reckoning after a virus. The veteran striker missed out at Griffin Park but was expected to resume training during the latter part of this week.

Manager Keith Curle could be forced into a defensive change as Julian Kelly is struggling with a hamstring injury. On-loan Nottingham Forest full-back Kieron Freeman would be his likely replacement.

Defenders Stephen Hunt (ankle), Sam Sodje (knee) and Jude Stirling (knee) and striker Jonathan Forte (facial injury) remain out.

Bury boss Richie Barker is set to welcome back David Amoo for the trip.

On-loan Liverpool winger Amoo has not featured for the Shakers since the 2-0 home victory over Tranmere at the end of March due to a groin problem.

Fellow forward Lenell John-Lewis is a doubt with a hamstring injury, but otherwise Barker boasts a clean bill of health ahead of a game where his side can secure their League One status.

With three games to go this season, Bury are nine points above fourth-bottom Wycombe, but their manager is refusing to take anything for granted.

"We will not celebrate until we are mathematically safe," Barker told the Bury Times. "We have to keep our own house in order. We have achieved the target we set out for at the beginning of the season - to get 50 or more points.

"We now have 52 with three games to play and it means we can look up the table, rather than down. At Notts County it will be a difficult game against a team pushing for the play-offs, but it will show our players how good they have to be to reach the next level."

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30