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Gigg Lane (ATT 3,618) 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Bates

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Phil Picken: Still out for Shakers

Phil Picken: Still out for Shakers

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Bury and Doncaster at Gigg Lane.

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell has no fresh injury problems among a squad reshaped by a busy transfer deadline day.

Experienced full-back Carl Regan and Cameroon midfielder Valery Mezague are both available to make their debuts after agreeing a four-month deal and non-contract terms respectively.

Mark Hughes has made 29 appearances for the Shakers this term but is unavailable after joining Accrington on loan, while fellow defender Andrai Jones and popular forward Lenell John-Lewis have been released.

Blackwell's remaining players are fully fit with the exception of long-term absentees Phil Picken (knee), Adam Lockwood (groin) and Shane Byrne (blood disorder).

Bury are without a win in nine league matches and sit third from bottom of the table, three points from safety.

Martin Woods will return to the Doncaster squad when they resume action.

Rovers were without a game last weekend owing to MK Dons' involvement in the FA Cup and Saturday's fixture will be the first time they have played since January 19.

New boss Brian Flynn, who will have a full squad available against the Shakers, kept his players ticking over with a friendly against a Manchester United reserve XI at the beginning of this week.

Woods made his return from the thigh injury that has kept him out since November against a strong United team at the Premier League club's Carrington training ground to add to the competition for places in midfield.

Meanwhile, strikers Billy Paynter and Iain Hume will also come back into the reckoning.

Paynter is available again after serving a three-match suspension while Hume missed out last time against Leyton Orient because of a calf strain.

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1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40