Have a look at who’s in and who’s out in all 12 of this weekend’s Championship games before you decide where to put your money.
Cardiff v Norwich
Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and Chriss Riggott (fitness) edge closer to returns for CARDIFF but Paul Quinn (knee) looks set to miss out again but Jay Bothroyd is available after escaping FA suspension. Wes Hoolahan and Korey Smith are likely to return for NORWICH after being rested but Adam Drury (calf) will miss out again.
Crystal Palace v Swansea
Darren Ambrose is in contention for PALACE this weekend following a leg fracture as is David Wright but Sean Scannell (knee) is still a doubt. Frank Nouble has been recalled to West Ham from SWANSEA, Garry Monk is suspended, Albert Serran (thigh) is set to miss out but Ashley Williams is fit following a bout of concussion.
Derby v Watford
Ryan Noble (back) has left DERBY for parent club Sunderland but they have extended the loan of Luke Moore but Russell Anderson (hamstring) is out while Stephen Pearson is likely to make the bench. Malkay Mackay is confident that both Marvin Sordell (leg) and Danny Graham (back) will recover in time for WATFORD.
Ipswich v Millwall
Jake Livermore and Jack Colback (both cup-tied) are set to return to the IPSWICH first-team, as is Marton Fulop, and Luciano Civelli is available after playing for the reserves midweek. MILLWALL’S Andy Frampton has departed on a loan move but aside from that The Lions have no further injury concerns to deal with.
Leicester v Preston
Curtis Davies, Kyle Naughton, Greg Cuningham and Martyn Waghorn (all cup-tied) could all return for LEICESTER and Eriksson is expected to ring the changes after the midweek game. Paul Hayes has left PRESTON for a loan deal to Barnsley but as a result have extended the services of Iain Hume and Joshua King could be fit again.
Middlesbrough v Bristol City
‘BORO are boosted by the managerial addition of Tony Mowbray and the quick return to fitness of Kevin Thomson (leg) but it may be too soon for Julio Arca (knee) to see action. Cole Skuse (heel) is still a worry for BRISTOL CITY while Jamal Campbell-Ryce should be ready after failing a fitness test last week.
Portsmouth v Nottm Forest
POMPEY defender Herman Hreidarsson won’t be fast-tracked into the first eleven after a lengthy lay-off but Ricardo Rocha (hamstring) could be ready to return. Ongoing knee troubles could force FOREST pair Nathan Tyson and Garath McCleary to go under the surgeon’s knife but Robert Earnshaw and Dele Adebola are nearing full fitness.
QPR v Burnley
QPR boss Neil Warnock could name an unchanged line-up provided he doesn’t lose the services of Tommy Smith, whose wife is about to give birth. BURNLEY defender Leon Cort returns from a one-match ban but Clarke Carlisle could keep his place in the Clarets backline and Chris Eagles returns after being rested for the Carling Cup trip.
Reading v Doncaster
Jimmy Kebe and Ivar Ingimarsson are pushing for recalls but READING boss Brian McDermott may keep the XI that beat Burnley 4-0. DONCASTER will be without Billy Sharp after the striker tore a hamstring against Sheffield United last weekend but long-term absentees James Chambers and Wayne Chambers could make the bench.
Scunthorpe v Leeds
Joe Murphy (groin) is a doubt for SCUNTHORPE so Tony Warner could continue in goal, Garry Thompson should recover from illness but Rob Jones (hand) misses out. LEEDS boss Simon Grayson hopes to extend the loan spell of George McCartney, Ross McCormack (hamstring) should be in contention but Richard Naylor (knee) is a doubt.
Sheff Utd v Coventry
UNITED boss Gary Speed hopes to have Stephen Jordan (hamstring) available but Nick Montgomery (ankle) and Ched Evans (groin) remain doubtful. Young striker Jordan Slew hopes to make the bench again. Freddy Eastwood and Chris Hussey are back in full training for COVENTRY and could make the trip while Marlon King should also be available.
Barnsley v Hull
Paul Hayes goes straight into the squad after rejoining BARNSLEY in a loan deal and Jeronimo Neumann (groin) is pushing for a recall after featuring for the reserves. HULL have been dealt a blow with news that Jimmy Bullard (knee) will be out for three weeks and Daniel Ayala serves a one-match ban after reaching five bookings.