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Priestfield Stadium 21st September 2013 - Kick off 15:00

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Charlie Lee: Back from suspension

Charlie Lee: Back from suspension

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Gillingham and Bradford City at Priestfield.

The Gills are boosted by the availability of three players as they go in search of their first win of the season.

The versatile Charlie Lee missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Coventry due to a one-match suspension but returns to contention.

Chris Whelpdale (kidney) also sat out of the fixture while fellow midfielder Danny Hollands missed training earlier this week due to illness, but both are also fit to feature against the Bantams.

Gills have lost six and drawn three of their opening nine games in all competitions this season.

Bantams winger Mark Yeates is expected to shake off a bruised ankle in time to make the long trip south east.

Yeates was the victim of an ill-timed challenge that earned Colchester substitute Daniel Pappoe a straight red card last week, but should feature in the squad.

Manager Phil Parkinson has no new injury or suspension worries and could name the same side which started in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Colchester, while striker Andy Gray is in contention for his first appearance of the season.

Kyel Reid was preferred to Yeates on the wing last week and should retain his place, while Rory McArdle returned to the heart of defence in place of Luke Oliver and is expected to resume alongside Andrew Davies.

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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 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
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