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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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2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39