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Griffin Park (ATT 11,309) 22nd February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Brentford Brentford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

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Sam Saunders: Out for a spell

Sam Saunders: Out for a spell

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Griffin Park.

Brentford continue to be without influential winger Sam Saunders ahead of their eagerly-anticipated encounter at home to promotion rivals Wolves.

Saunders, who has missed the Bees' last five matches, underwent exploratory knee surgery this week in a bid to resolve an injury which has affected him for the past two months - ensuring he now faces an extended spell on the sidelines.

Midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, who last featured on New Year's Day, has joined Portsmouth on a month-long loan deal and is therefore unavailable.

Adam Forshaw will hope to keep hold of his starting place having replaced Nico Yennaris for last weekend's 3-1 victory at Crewe, a result which extended Brentford's unbeaten league run to 19 matches.

Leon Clarke is unlikely to be available for Wolves' top-of-the-table clash with promotion rivals Brentford.

The striker missed last weekend's 2-0 victory over Notts County due to a heel injury and is again on the sidelines, although he is not too far away from a return.

That means head coach Kenny Jackett could well opt to keep faith with the same starting XI who shot down the Magpies, with fit-again goalkeeper Carl Ikeme getting the nod ahead of Aaron McCarey.

Midfielder Dave Edwards is available again having recovered from his long-term foot injury and will hope to make the bench.

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4 Preston North End 11 22
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6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10