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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,389) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

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Palmer: Concern for Brewers

Palmer: Concern for Brewers

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Burton Albion and Oxford United at the Pirelli Stadium.

Chris Palmer is an injury concern for Burton.

Palmer was forced off after just nine minutes of the 1-0 win at Rochdale last weekend after suffering a twisted ankle.

Albion boss Gary Rowett is awaiting physio James Rowland's assessment of the midfielder's injury.

"James is just waiting for the injury to settle down. There's a lot of swelling but some injuries clear up quicker than you expect, as we found with Jack Dyer earlier in the season," said Rowett. "He was injured in training and we thought he might be out for a while, but then he played the next day.

"Obviously, if Chris continues to experience soreness then we might have to send him for a scan."

Billy Kee will return to contention after missing the Rochdale game while on international duty with the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad.

Oxford will be without the services of both James Constable and Sean McGinty.

Striker Constable serves a one-match ban after being shown two yellow cards in last weekend's 4-2 defeat against Exeter.

Jon-Paul Pittman and Tom Craddock offer attacking options whilst young forward Tyrone Marsh may also be included.

McGinty has returned to parent club Manchester United after the club decided to terminate his loan spell.

The left-back was unable to dislodge Tony Capaldi in the starting line-up on a regular basis and struggled to settle.

Manager Chris Wilder is hoping to bring in a loan replacement, possibly in time for the weekend.

Lee Cox, Michael Duberry, Liam Davis, Andy Whing and Harry Worley all continue to make progress after injury.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27