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CHAMPIONSHIP

  • BOLTON WANDERERS v BRISTOL CITY

Bristol City return to action after the international break facing a tough trip to Bolton Wanderers' Reebok Stadium. The 'Trotters' were relegated from the Premier League last season after 11 years in the top flight, and recently sacked manager Owen Coyle after a poor start to life in the Championship.

City haven't won since 18th September, and have strengthened their defence by signing Middlesbrough's Stephen McManus on a 3 month loan deal. The 30-year-old Scottish international returns for a second spell with the Ashton Gate club.

Youngster Joe Bryan – who signed a new two year contract in midweek - is also fit after missing two games with a head injury.

Bolton goalkeeper Andy Lonergan misses out with a knee injury, so youngster Jay Lynch will be on the bench. Wanderers have no other injury concerns, with all their international players returning unscathed.

BOLTON FORM: L D L

CITY FORM: L D L

LAST SEASON: n/a

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Stephen McManus has returned to Bristol City on loan. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

LEAGUE ONE

  • SWINDON TOWN v SCUNTHORPE UNITED

Swindon begin life after Jeremy Wray with a home game against struggling Scunthorpe. The Swindon chairman was ousted on Monday and has been replaced by Sir William Patey.

Captain Alan McCormack should return to the side after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury. But Alan Navarro and Andy Williams will be out for at least four weeks.

Scunthorpe are currently third from bottom having only won twice this season. Their last win was back on 22nd September.

Defender David Mirfin misses the game through suspension, and midfielder Michael Collins may make his first start after a year on the sidelines.

SWINDON FORM: D W L

SCUNTHORPE FORM: D L L

LAST SEASON: n/a

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Alan McCormack should return for Swindon against Scunthorpe. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport
  • YEOVIL TOWN v BURY

Yeovil will want to put the disappointment of last weekend's defeat to Tranmere behind them by beating bottom club Bury at Huish Park. The Glovers were 2-0 up at the league leaders, but eventually lost 3-2. Tuesday's JPT win at Torquay should give the team a boost.

On-loan striker Paddy Madden is likely to return to the starting eleven after being cup-tied for the Torquay match. Yeovil fans will be hoping he can continue his scoring spree – having netted three times in two games.

It's been a difficult start to the season for Bury. Their manager Richie Barker quit to join Crawley, and the team is without a win all season. Former Leeds and Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell took charge at Gigg Lane at the end of September.

They will be without on-loan striker Mark Cullen, who has been recalled by his club, Hull City. David Healy will return to the side after international duty.

YEOVIL FORM: L W L

BURY FORM: D L L

LAST SEASON: 1 - 3

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Paddy Madden (left) is available for Yeovil after missing Tuesday's JPT cup tie. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE TWO

  • BRISTOL ROVERS v TORQUAY UNITED

After picking up their first three points at home last time around, Rovers will be hoping to build on their improved form for the visit of Torquay.

David Clarkson is expected to continue in the centre of midfield, having scored from that position at Burton last weekend.

Derek Riordan is still out with a hamstring problem, so Eliot Richards and Tom Eaves should continue their partnership up front.

Rovers' centre-backs Garry Kenneth and Tom Parkes will have to be on top form to cope with League Two's in-form striker Rene Howe. The Gulls hitman has scored 9 goals already this season, including 6 in the last 6 league games.

Howe, Kevin Nicholson, Damon Lathrope and Joe Oastler should all return to the team after being rested for the JPT cup tie against Yeovil in midweek.

ROVERS FORM: D W L

TORQUAY FORM: W L W

LAST SEASON: 1 - 2

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Bristol Rovers take on Torquay United at the Memorial Stadium. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport
  • BRADFORD CITY v CHELTENHAM TOWN

Cheltenham are currently third in the table after their win at Wimbledon last weekend. They travel to Bradford on Saturday, who are just outside the play-off places, but haven't won since 22nd September.

Captain Alan Bennett serves the last of his three game suspension, but manager Mark Yates has no new injury worries.

Bradford City will be without midfielders Kyel Reid (groin) and Gary Jones (back), but Ritchie Jones could be back in contention following a serious ankle ligament injury.

BRADFORD FORM: D L D

CHELTENHAM FORM: W D W

LAST SEASON: 0 - 1

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Marlon Pack scored his first goal of the season last weekend at Wimbledon. Credit: Empics Sport