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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 10,397) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

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Last Updated: 08/03/13 3:05pm

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Garry Thompson: Faces late fitness test

Garry Thompson: Faces late fitness test

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bradford and Aldershot at the Coral Windows Stadium.

Bradford winger Garry Thompson is expected to shake off a rib injury in time to be included in the squad.

Thompson was forced off midway through the second half of the midweek draw at Port Vale after taking a whack in the ribs but has suffered only bruising and is likely to feature.

Left-back James Meredith, sidelined in recent weeks due to glandular fever, returned to full training this week but is not yet ready for match action, so Carl McHugh will continue in his absence.

Leading goalscorer Nahki Wells started on the bench on Tuesday night after sustaining a dead leg in last weekend's win at York and he is hoping to return to the starting XI.

Manager Phil Parkinson, who has no new injury or suspension worries, must decide whether to recall goalkeeper Matt Duke or stick with Jon McLaughlin, while defender Andrew Davies and midfield pair Kyel Reid and Nathan Doyle are also pushing for recalls.

Aldershot manager Andy Scott must decide whether to name an unchanged side for the third successive match.

Scott kept faith with the same XI who clinched a goalless draw at Chesterfield and was rewarded as the Shots held league leaders Gillingham 1-1 last weekend.

And with no new injury or suspension concerns expected, Scott faces a welcome dilemma whether to stick with an unbeaten side at Valley Parade.

The Shots boss has not tasted defeat in his three matches in charge having seen off Fleetwood in his first game at the helm.

Striker Jeff Goulding returned from injury to make the bench against the Gills last weekend, while defender Troy Brown and winger Lionel Ainsworth will continue to be monitored.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39