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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 5,426) 27th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Simpson

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Gillingham Gillingham

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M Symes (39)
C Zola (63)

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N Nyafli (66)

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Last Updated: 26/04/13 11:38am

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Lee Bell: Ruled out through suspension

Lee Bell: Ruled out through suspension

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Burton Albion and Gillingham at the Pirelli Stadium.

Burton are without Lee Bell and Jack Dyer for their game of the season against the League Two champions.

Suspension and injury respectively has also ruled both midfielders out of Albion's forthcoming play-off campaign.

Bell begins a four-match ban following his second red card of the season during last weekend's defeat to Bradford. He will miss both legs of the play-off semi-final together with either the final or the first match of next season, depending on whether Gary Rowett's side make it to Wembley.

Dyer suffered ankle ligament damage at Valley Parade and he faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.

Their absence opens the door for club captain John McGrath to return to the team.

Fellow midfielder Adam Drury, defenders Aaron Webster and Zander Diamond and strikers Billy Kee and Michael Symes will also be hoping for recalls.

Gillingham boss Martin Allen will ring the changes ahead of Saturday's trip to Burton.

Allen, whose side claimed the League Two title at the weekend, will make eight changes to the side that drew 2-2 with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

On-loan Southampton goalkeeper Tommy Forecast is set to make his second league start for the club, replacing Stuart Nelson in goal.

Young defenders Mahlon Romeo and Sam Muggleton will make their senior debuts alongside Callum Davies and Andy Frampton in the Gills' back four.

Bradley Dack and Sheffield Wednesday loanee Harry Grant join Charlie Allen and Steven Gregory in midfield, while Myles Weston and Adam Birchall replace Deon Burton and Danny Kedwell up front.

Allen told the club's official website: "We have a combination of some senior and younger players and I have had two hours with John Schofield to get them ready, and there will be no easing off, that's for sure.

"This is a big game for a lot of our players, and we are ready."

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39