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Checkatrade.com Stadium (ATT 3,300) 13th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: O Langford

Crawley Crawley Town vs Bury Bury

Crawley 3

N Adams (43, 90+4)
H Akpan (53)

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Bury 2

T Hopper (66)
A Bishop (69)

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Last Updated: 12/10/12 11:25am

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Davis: Could return for Red Devils

Davis: Could return for Red Devils

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's League One clash between Crawley Town and Bury at Broadfield Stadium.

Claude Davis and Shaun Cooper could return to the Crawley squad.

Defenders Davis (thigh) and Cooper (groin) resumed training earlier this week following spells out injured and their fitness will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Skipper Gary Alexander will return to the starting line-up after he was rested in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday night, although the striker came on as a late sub as Town went down 1-0 at his old side Brentford.

Josh Simpson, Mat Sadler and Hope Akpan also dropped out of the team beaten by the same opposition in the league three days earlier and could reclaim their places while Nicky Ajose is pushing to return alongside Alexander in attack.

David Healy is a notable absentee for Bury.

League One's bottom side have failed to fire all season and already find themselves six points from safety.

And their cause will not be helped by Healy's absence as he prepares for Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Portugal on Tuesday.

Mark Cullen could be a ready-made replacement after replacing Healy after an hour in Bury's midweek JPT shootout win over Rochdale.

Andy Bishop will also be challenging for a place in attack after returning to action in midweek following a loan spell at Wrexham.

Forward Lenell John-Lewis and defender Phil Picken are out long-term with knee injuries, the latter for the season, as Bury bid for their first league win in 11 matches.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
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