Notts County Vs Brentford, Mon 25 Apr 2011

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Notts County have no new problems as they look to secure their League One status against Brentford at Meadow Lane.

Boss Martin Allen has put the Magpies within a victory of survival following back-to-back wins against Tranmere and Swindon.

With a second game in three days, Allen could make changes. Veteran striker Lee Hughes staked his claim for a recall with the winning goal at Swindon on Saturday.

Midfielder Alan Judge, also on the scoresheet at the County Ground, could also come into contention for a start following his return from a broken foot.

Defender Krystian Pearce was on the bench in Wiltshire after recovering from the serious head injury he suffered at the start of last month, while winger David Martin is also an option for Allen.

Ricky Ravenhill will miss the remainder of the season through suspension after being handed a four-match ban for his red card at Tranmere.

Brentford will hope Sam Saunders suffered no ill-effects to his return from injury.

The in-form winger limped out of last weekend`s win at Rochdale with an ankle injury and his participation was in doubt for Good Friday`s clash with Colchester.

But Saunders was passed fit and scored the equaliser which earned the Bees a point in a 1-1 draw, with caretaker boss Nicky Forster now hoping he can manage two games in the space of four days.

With injuries to Pim Balkestein, Leon Legge and Craig Woodman, Forster looks likely to have to maintain a makeshift defence with Robbie Neilson and Kevin O`Connor playing out of position.

Goalkeeper Richard Lee is still likely to be out with a shoulder injury so rookie Simon Moore keeps his place with coach Simon Royce, 39, on the bench.

Forster hopes his side can finish the season strongly to earn him the permanent manager`s position and he said: "There is lots we can still achieve, we have internal targets in terms of positions and points."

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