Notts County boss Paul Ince will be boosted by the return of Lee Hughes for the home clash with Bristol Rovers.

The 12-goal joint top-scorer has overcome the thigh injury which kept him out of the last five league games and is in contention to go straight back into the starting line-up to bolster a goal-shy attack which has found the net just twice in his absence.

Fellow striker Craig Westcarr remains sidelined with knee injury and will not feature, so Alan Gow, Njogu Demba-Nyren and Febian Brandy will fight it out to partner Hughes.

Midfielder Ricky Ravenhill also remains a major doubt with a hamstring problem.

County will be hoping to secure only their second win in six league games as they look to cement their place in npower League One for another season.

Bristol Rovers boss Stuart Campbell will be without Cian Bolger.

The 18-year-old centre-back has returned to parent club Leicester after a month-long loan spell following the return to fitness of the club's own central defenders.

James Tunnicliffe and Danny Coles have now overcome ankle injuries and partnered each other at the heart of the back four during the 1-0 defeat against Huddersfield last week.

Byron Anthony and Jerel Ifil are also available defensive options.

Campbell may opt to recall striker Jo Kuffour and midfielder Charlie Reece to his starting line-up following their substitute appearances against the Terriers last week, and youngster Harry Pell and Gavin Williams could make way.

Will Hoskins will continue to wear the captain`s armband following his appointment last week.

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