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Championship Teams News

Keep up to date with all the latest team news on every Championship League match in England this weekend.

Blackpool v Reading
BLACKPOOL have Rob Edwards suspended, while Danny Coid (hamstring), Daniel Nardiello (groin), Neal Eardley (knee) and Billy Clarke (knee) are all injured.
READING may welcome back skipper Ivar Ingimarsson after he was rested at Palace. Shane Long is suspended, while Marek Matejovsky (abdomen) and Noel Hunt (knee) are injured. Gylfi Sigurdsson is pushing to start.

Cardiff v Barnsley
CARDIFF’s Peter Whittingham (groin) will be given a late fitness test. Jay Bothroyd, Gavin Rae, Aaron Wildig and Darcy Blake are struggling, while Stephen McPhail, Miguel Comminges, Joe Ledley, Josh Magennis, Mark Hudson and Kelvin Etuhu are injured.
BARNSLEY’s on-loan Kieran Trippier has a hamstring problem, Bobby Hassell and Emil Hallfredsson are concerns. Ryan Shotton is suspended.

Crystal Palace v Coventry
PALACE’s Neil Danns (back) and Darren Ambrose (leg) are concerns, while defender Matt Lawrence has recovered from a hamstring problem and may start. Alan Lee is set to return.
COVENTRY are hoping to have Freddy Eastwood (hamstring and groin) and Gary Deegan (hamstring) fit in time. Leon Barnett will miss out after his red card.

Derby v Swansea
In-form DERBY have defender Miles Addison (foot) sidelined until the end of the season. Russell Anderson, Chris Porter and David Martin are pushing for starting places, Steven Davies (hamstring) and Dean Leacock (knee) are still out.
SWANSEA’s Leon Britton (back) could return, Craig Beattie (foot) and Fede Bessone (calf) are still out. Ferrie Bodde is close to a return.

Newcastle v Preston
NEWCASTLE’s Shola Ameobi (hamstring) is still sidelined along with Nicky Butt (thigh), Jose Enrique (hamstring) and Steven Taylor (knee). Joey Barton (foot) is back in training.
PRESTON, disappointing at Derby, are still without the injured Callum Davidson, Richard Chaplow (groin) and Paul Parry (knee) are major concerns while Barry Nicholson (broken leg) is a long-term absentee.

Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough
FOREST’s Garath McCleary is still suspended, while Joel Lynch (thigh) will be out for another three weeks.
BORO will hope to have Emanuel Pogatetz back after a virus. Chris Killen is still struggling with a hamstring strain, Leroy Lita is pushing to start, but both Seb Hines (ankle and knee ligament) and Matthew Bates (cruciate) are out.

Peterborough v Sheff Utd
POSH could have Craig Mackail-Smith on the bench after new boss Jim Gannon substituted him early against Ipswich. Defender Gabriel Zakuani is struggling with a groin injury.
The BLADES are struggling on the injury front, with Marcel Seip, James Harper, Ryan France, Chris Morgan, Derek Geary and Kyle Bartley in the treatment room. Darius Henderson begins a three-match suspension.

Plymouth v Leicester
PILGRIMS defender Reda Johnson is a major concern with foot and hip injuries. Alan Judge is in contention to return along with Craig Noone (knee). David McNamee (groin) is out.
The FOXES have no fresh injury concerns, although Ryan McGivern, Nol Solano, Nicky Adams, Yann Kermorgant, Dany N’Guessan and Steve Howard are pushing for places. Matty Fryatt (jaw) is out.

QPR v Doncaster
RANGERS are without the suspended Mikele Leigertwood, while there are injury doubts over Hogan Ephraim (ankle) and Marcus Bent (hamstring). Martin Rowlands and Gavin Mahon (both knee) are still injured.
ROVERS will give Gareth Roberts (knee) as long as possible to prove his fitness, Martin Woods (groin) is unlikely to be ready. Adam Lockwood is close to a return.

Scunthorpe v Watford
The IRON have skipper Cliff Byrne back from suspension, while Garry Thompson could return after a hamstring injury. Andrew Wright (ankle) is a concern.
WATFORD should have on-loan Man United midfielder Tom Cleverley back after a knee injury. Recent signing Will Buckley is struggling with a thigh strain, otherwise there are no fresh injuries.

Sheff Wed v Ipswich
WEDNESDAY are unlikely to make major changes. Tommy Miller is close to a return from his hamstring problem, while Lewis Buxton and Jermaine Johnson (both hamstring) are still out injured.
IPSWICH’s David Wright could come back in, David Healy could miss out. Richard Wright is close to a return from his knee injury, but Luciano Civelli is still injured.

Bristol City v West Brom
The ROBINS will hope to have Jamie McAllister (calf) fit, Nicky Maynard is pushing to start, while Jamal Campbell-Ryce (calf) is also a concern. Jamie McCombe and Brian Wilson are definitely out injured.
ALBION’s Roman Bednar (back) could be in contention, Youssouf Mulumbu returns from suspension, but Jerome Thomas is still banned.

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