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Meadow Lane Stadium 24th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

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Gary Liddle: Returns from suspension

Gary Liddle: Returns from suspension

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Stevenage at Meadow Lane.

Magpies boss Chris Kiwomya has a big decision to make in central defence ahead of his side's home game this weekend.

Gary Liddle is available again after a three-match suspension, putting Manny Smith's place under threat. But Smith looked solid at the heart of the back four in last weekend's 1-1 draw against his former club Walsall, which leaves Kiwomya with a dilemma over who will partner captain Dean Leacock.

An injury forced Danny Haynes off during the first half at the Banks's Stadium but the summer signing should be fit.

Fellow forward Yoann Arquin is pushing hard for a starting role following goals from the bench in each of the last two matches.

The Boro will be without Lucas Akins when they head to Nottingham.

Highly-rated winger Akins is facing a spell on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury.

Ben Chorley is still missing with a groin problem, although he is due to step up his training soon, while fellow defender Luke Jones could return to the squad after a calf injury,

Peter Hartley, Michael Doughty and Jimmy Smith will hope to keep their places after encouraging debuts in last weekend's narrow 1-0 defeat by Leyton Orient.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15