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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

Burton Alb 3

B Kee (33)
M Symes (39)
C Zola (63)

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M Weston (pen 9)
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 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