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Gigg Lane (ATT 2,683) 6th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Haines

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Bishop: Back in contention for Shakers

Bishop: Back in contention for Shakers

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Bury and Swindon Town at Gigg Lane.

Andy Bishop hopes to return to action for Bury when new boss Kevin Blackwell takes charge for the first time.

Bishop requested a loan spell at the start of the season to help rediscover his confidence in front of goal and was recalled from Wrexham this week.

The striker is expected to feature against the Robins but his involvement is subject to international clearance.

Fellow forward Lenell John-Lewis is sidelined as he awaits confirmation over the extent of his knee injury. Although cruciate ligament damage has not been suffered as first feared, initial signs point to at least two months out.

On-loan Wolves youngster Matt Doherty could make his debut in a defence without the services of long-term injury victim Phil Picken (knee).

Craig Jones has overcome a hamstring problem and is fit to feature in midfield as the Shakers chase a first win this season.

Swindon will be without Giles Coke for the trip as they look to bounce back from Tuesday's defeat.

Paolo Di Canio's men saw a four-match winning run come to an end with a 1-0 reverse against Colchester and Coke, who missed the game, is sidelined again due to a foot problem.

The Robins will hand fitness tests to Nathan Thompson and Gary Roberts.

The duo missed the Colchester defeat through injury and will be assessed ahead of the game.

Elsewhere, Di Canio could freshen up the side after he claimed the players "had no passion or desire" in midweek. Adam Rooney, Jim Collins, Darren Ward and Simon Ferry are among those looking to be handed starts as the club.

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1 Bristol City 13 31
2 Peterborough United 13 26
3 Swindon Town 11 22
4 Preston North End 11 22
5 Milton Keynes Dons 11 20
6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10