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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 5,667) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Iain Williamson

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Last Updated: 25/10/13 4:36pm

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Eliot Richards: Hoping to start

Eliot Richards: Hoping to start

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash Bristol Rovers and Chesterfield at the Memorial Stadium.

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward is set to keep faith with Alex Henshall as his side look for their first Sky Bet League Two victory in nine games.

The Manchester City loanee made a perfect start to life with the Pirates, scoring just four minutes into his first start for the club against Accrington on Tuesday, only for his new employers to slip to another defeat.

And with David Clarkson suspended after a straight red card in last weekend's defeat to Wycombe the striker will get another opportunity to impress.

Ward hopes to have fellow forwards Eliot Richards (hamstring) and Matt Harrold (groin) available and he will assess the pair ahead of kick-off.

Chesterfield have no new problems as they head to the Memorial Stadium looking to end their Bristol Rovers hoodoo.

Full-backs Nathan Smith and Drew Talbot are expected to remain the only players unavailable to manager Paul Cook, who this weekend will hope to mark his one-year anniversary at the club by ending the Spireites current five-game winless run in Sky Bet League Two.

Should he manage to do so, it will be Chesterfield's first ever league win at Rovers and their first victory in the blue half of Bristol in any competition since 1965.

On loan defender Ryan Edwards will return to Blackburn after the game on Saturday while Chris Porter, on loan from Sheffield United, may struggle to make the squad following the return to fitness of Marc Richards and Armand Gnanduillet.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39