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Saturday's West football preview

New Bristol City striker Sam Baldock could make his debut against Cardiff. Photo: PA Archive
  • CHAMPIONSHIP

BRISTOL CITY v CARDIFF CITY (1pm kick-off)

Bristol City host Severnside rivals Cardiff this lunch-time. A large crowd is expected at Ashton Gate with confidence high after City's 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Manager Derek McInnes could be tempted to give new striker Sam Baldock his debut. The 23-year old was signed from West Ham in midweek.

But he will be without winger Yannick Bolasie who signed for Palace yesterday.

Cardiff may hand debuts to Tommy Smith and Matthew Connolly, who both joined from QPR this week.

Yeovil Town's Luke Ayling (right) battles for the ball with Coventry's Kevin Kilbane last weekend. Credit: Andy Lloyd/PA Archive
  • LEAGUE ONE

SCUNTHORPE UNITED v YEOVIL TOWN

In-form Yeovil, who won 3-1 at Brentford on Tuesday, are on their travels again at Scunthorpe.

The Glovers have signed Chelsea youngster Archange Nkumu on a month loan with a view to a longer deal.

The 18-year-old will be available for the Scunthorpe game and was a member of the Chelsea Youth team which won the Youth FA Cup last season.

SWINDON TOWN v MILTON KEYNES DONS

Swindon entertain M.K Dons, hoping for back-to-back wins after their 3-0 thumping of Crawley on Tuesday.

Paolo Di Canio is expected to name an unchanged team, with Gary Roberts still missing with a calf injury.

The Dons will be without Alan Smith. The former Manchester United and Newcastle midfielder was sent off against Bournemouth in midweek.

Darren Carter has signed a six month contract at Cheltenham. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport
  • LEAGUE TWO

ALDERSHOT TOWN v CHELTENHAM TOWN

Cheltenham could give a debut to former Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion midfielder Darren Carter.

The 28-year old signed a six month contract at Whaddon Road on Thursday.

Captain Alan Bennett remains doubtful, but young defender Harry Hooman has been in excellent form.

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth will check on the fitness of defender Olly Lancashire (calf), midfielder Peter Vincenti (back) and striker Craig Reid (calf).

WYCOMBE WANDERERS v BRISTOL ROVERS

Rovers are still looking for their first win of the season. Striker Matt Harrold, who scored against Barnet on Tuesday, will hope to add to his tally with a goal against his former employers.

Mark McGhee will be without Gary Kenneth. The defender injured his calf in the warm-up at Barnet. He faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.

Wycombe are managed by former Pirate player Gary Waddock. He's likely to be without midfielders Sam Wood and Matt Bloomfield.

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