Bury v Swindon preview
Last Updated: October 5, 2012 12:42pm
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.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 6th Oct
Brentford2 - 1Crawley
Bury0 - 1Swindon
Coventry1 - 0Bournemth
Crewe2 - 1Hartlepool
Doncaster1 - 0Shrewsbury
Leyton Or0 - 1Sheff Utd
MK Dons2 - 2Portsmouth
Notts Co0 - 1Tranmere
Oldham3 - 1Preston
Stevenage1 - 0Scunthorpe
Walsall1 - 2Carlisle
Yeovil3 - 1Colchester
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|12||Milton Keynes Dons||18||22|