Notts County v Crewe preview
Last Updated: October 7, 2013 11:34am
Jamal Campbell-Ryce: Back in contention
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Crewe Alexandra at Meadow Lane.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce is expected to come back into the reckoning for the Magpies when the league's bottom club hosts Crewe.
Campbell-Ryce has been absent recently due to a knock but he has now resumed training. However, the winger may only be on the bench at best after Magpies manager Chris Kiwomya hinted that he is likely to select an unchanged side despite defeat at Carlisle last Saturday.
"We're getting a bit of fluency to our team-play now," said Kiwomya."'We've picked the same team twice, and three times would be good for us so we all get to know each other better."
Striker Enoch Showunmi (back) and defender Haydn Hollis (knee) looks set to remain on the sidelines.
Centre-back Adam Dugdale could be welcomed back into Crewe's starting line-up after being recalled from his loan spell in time to face Notts County.
The Alex lost defender Harry Davis to a knee injury in the 3-0 loss to Gillingham last Saturday, although the problem is not as bad as first feared, which meant Dugdale was brought back to Gresty Road from Tranmere.
Midfielder Kelvin Mellor was left out of the squad altogether last weekend but manager Steve Davis has been impressed with his response to being dropped in training.
Striker Mathias Pogba (knee) is still a month away from a return and this clash is also likely to come too soon for goalkeeper Alan Martin (hip) and full-back Gregor Robertson (knee).
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 5th Oct
Brentford0 - 1Rotherham
Colchester0 - 3Wolves
Gillingham3 - 2MK Dons
Notts Co4 - 0Crewe
Oldham1 - 1Leyton Or
Peterboro2 - 0Preston
Port Vale1 - 1Bristol C
Shrewsbury2 - 2Carlisle
Stevenage0 - 1Coventry
Swindon1 - 0Tranmere
Walsall0 - 2Bradford
Sky Bet League 1
|3||Preston North End||19||37|
|12||Milton Keynes Dons||18||22|