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.
Barnsley v Leicester
Liam Dickinson has left BARNSLEY on a loan deal and Matt Hill (foot) has returned to Wolves after he suffered a breakage. Darius Vassell should be able to make his debut for LEICESTER this weekend following international clearance while Curtis Davies and Paul Gallagher have both shaken off injuries are will return to action.
Bristol City v Preston
Lewin Nyatanga has left BRISTOL CITY on a loan move while Christian Ribeiro (hip) and Sam Vokes (hamstring) are gaining fitness but Cole Skuse is back in training and could feature. Jon Parkin is available for PNE following suspension and Barry Nicholson has a chance after turning out for the reserves during the week.
Coventry v Leeds
Chris Hussey and Freddy Eastwood both managed 90 minutes midweek for COVENTRY reserves and Marlon King is ‘likely to feature’ but Gary Deegan (ankle) is out for the season. LEEDS have extended George McCartney’s loan for at least one more month and Billy Paynter is in contention but Richard Naylor (knee) remains a doubt.
Doncaster v Millwall
DONCASTER have signed David Healy on loan and he should slot straight in and Waide Fairhurst has also returned while Wayne Thomas has an outside chance after training well. MILLWALL have no fresh injury concerns but Kenny Jackett may make some changes after last week’s defeat and Darren Carter is pushing for a start.
Hull v Scunthorpe
Rowan Vine’s loan spell at HULL has come to an end and Jay Simpson is expected to step in while Caleb Folan (leg) is set to miss, Paul McShane (thigh) is a doubt and Nicky Barmby (hamstring) will be assessed. SCUNTHORPE will miss David Mirfin (foot) for up to six weeks but Kevin McDonald is fit and expected to play.
Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace
Gary O’Neil (groin) will be have a late fitness test for ‘BORO ahead of the weekend and Julio Arca (knee) continues to struggle for fitness. Darren Ambrose is set to start and Neil Danns is ready to take his place on the bench after a long lay-off in a huge boost for PALACE but Sean Scannell (knee) has suffered a setback and faces more treatment time.
Norwich v Burnley
Paul Lambert was relieved that knocks picked up in NORWICH’s defeat at Cardiff haven’t added to an absence list containing Adam Drury, Michael Nelson, Andrew Surman and Zak Whitbread. BURNLEY boss Brian Laws must decide whether to stick with Lee Grant in goal or recall Brian Jensen while Jack Cork and Andre Bikey are fit again.
QPR v Reading
Heidar Helguson is rated 50-50 for RANGERS after missing the draw against Burnley with a neck and shoulder injury, Gavin Mahon (hamstring) misses out and Akos Buzsaky now requires surgery. READING striker Shane Long has shaken off a virus and is likely to keep his place while Jimmy Kebe (knee) is hoping to recover.
Sheff Utd v Ipswich
UNITED skipper Chris Morgan is out for the season after damaging knee ligaments in the defeat against Coventry, but Nick Montgomery could start after making the bench last week. Darren O’Dea (knee) remains sidelined for IPSWICH but Mark Kennedy (hamstring) could return after a lay-off and Connor Wickham is pushing to start.
Watford v Nottm Forest
Lee Hodson (back) is a doubt for WATFORD but apart from long-term absentee Don Cowie (knee), Malky Mackay has few concerns and must only ponder a start for teenager Matt Whichelow. Billy Davies could recall fit-again FOREST striker Robert Earnshaw, who came off the bench at Portsmouth last week but is unlikely to make further changes.
Derby v Portsmouth
DERBY defender Russell Anderson (hamstring) has suffered another setback and is set to miss out, strike duo Luke Moore (hamstring) and Alberto Bueno (ankle) are major doubts but Stephen Pearson (knee) is back in training. Herman Hreidarsson is hoping for a bit more game time for POMPEY and Ricardo Rocha is hoping for a recall.
Cardiff v Swansea – Sun
CARDIFF must reshuffle in attack as top scorer Jay Bothroyd is suspended. Andy Keogh could deputise but manager Dave Jones could revert to a five-man midfield and recall Stephen McPhail. Garry Monk returns from suspension for SWANSEA, who hope to have Mark Gower and Kemy Agustien fit but midfielder Darren Pratley is banned.