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Meadow Lane Stadium (ATT 5,685) 10th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Haines

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Sheehan: Facing late fitness test

Sheehan: Facing late fitness test

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Crawley Town at Meadow Lane.

Notts County will will give defender Alan Sheehan a late fitness test.

The full-back has missed the last five matches with a hamstring problem but could feature after returning to training.

Centre-back Manny Smith is still sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury but may start training in three weeks with a view to playing over the Christmas period.

Striker Lee Hughes made an appearance from the bench in midweek after missing the FA Cup tie with Portsmouth due to illness and is pushing for a start.

Defender Julian Kelly remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, while on-loan centre-back Ashley Eastham has returned to parent club Blackpool.

Goalkeeper Fabian Spiess (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Crawley will check on Nathan Byrne and Jonathan Forte.

Defender Byrne missed Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat at Coventry with an ankle knock and will be assessed along with striker Forte, who was laid low with a sickness bug.

Midfielder Hope Akpan sits out again as he is three games into a four-match ban for a red card against Oldham a fortnight ago.

Defender Shaun Cooper is fit after recovering from the groin problem he sustained in September and should be on the bench again.

Striker Billy Clarke is set to keep his place alongside skipper Gary Alexander in attack after scoring his fourth goal in four games at Coventry.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39