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Alan Gow should return for Exeter against Bristol Rovers. Photo: Simon Galloway/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE TWO

  • EXETER CITY v BRISTOL ROVERS

Third placed Exeter will be hoping to get back to winning ways after their 2-1 defeat at Southend last weekend.

Alan Gow and Guillem Bauza are both fully fit, while Liam Sercombe could also return after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

Bristol Rovers are still looking for their first win of the season and are second from bottom in the table.

With Matt Harrold suffering a long-term injury, manager Mark McGhee yesterday signed two new strikers to help address the situation.

Tom Eaves, 20, has signed on a three month loan from Championship side Bolton, and 29-year-old Derek Riordan joins the club on a short-term deal until Christmas.

Former Hibernian player Riordan is a free agent after leaving St Johnstone at the end of last season.

LAST SEASON: n/a

  • PLYMOUTH ARGYLE v SOUTHEND UNITED
Nick Chadwick could return to Argyle's team this weekend. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Plymouth Argyle will be aiming to build on last Saturday's superb comeback at Morecambe as they look for their second home win of the season.

The Pilgrims were 2-0 down before Ross Jenkins pulled a goal back on his debut, and two late Warren Feeney penalties won the game.

Argyle's injury list appears to be coming to an end with Nick Chadwick, Rhys Griffiths and Rene Gilmartin all back in training this week and could feature.

Southend striker Freddy Eastwood could make his first start of the season after coming off the bench to score the winner against Exeter last weekend.

LAST SEASON: 2-2

  • CHESTERFIELD v TORQUAY UNITED
Torquay's Nathan Craig has recovered from his ankle injury. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Fourteenth placed Torquay travel to thirteenth placed Chesterfield on Saturday. Both teams have identical records having both won two, drawn five and lost one.

Torquay's Nathan Craig has recovered from the ankle injury which forced him off the pitch in last week's draw with Burton Albion. Damon Lathrope though is definitely out.

Chesterfield will hand a debut to loan winger Micah Evans. The 19-year-old joined from Blackburn on Thursday.

LAST SEASON: n/a

LEAGUE ONE

  • PRESTON NORTH END v YEOVIL TOWN
Dan Burn has joined Yeovil on loan from Fulham. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil will have to be on top form if they are to get anything from their trip to Preston. The Lilywhites put five goals past Hartlepool in their last home league match.

The Glovers go into the game having lost their last four games. Confidence may be low, but the players put in an improved performance in the 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United last weekend. It was also good to see Gavin Williams return to first team action after his injury lay-off.

Gary Johnson could give a debut to new defender Daniel Burn. The 20-year-old has signed from Fulham on loan, and replaces Rohan Ince who has returned to Chelsea.

Preston have injury doubts over striker Chris Beardsley and defender Keith Keane. Lee Holmes is four weeks away from a return to action but Lee Trundle’s injury is expected to keep him out until Christmas.

LAST SEASON: 4-3

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