Get the lowdown on all of the team news for the latest round of Championship matches before you put your money on.
Derby v Nottm Forest
DERBY’s Russell Anderson (calf) has suffered a setback in his rehab while Dean Moxey could be in line for a recall, as could Jake Buxton and Steve Davies after turning out for the reserves. Robbie Findley has signed for NOTTM FOREST but will not get a visa in time while Dexter Blackstock (knee) is their only injury problem.
Barnsley v Swansea
BARNSLEY have sold winger Adam Hamill to Wolves which will see Matt Hill make a permanent move the other way while defenders Stephen Foster and Jason Shackell are both suspended. Leon Britton has completed a shock return to SWANSEA and could make the squad while Alan Tate continues as captain in Garry Monk’s (knee) absence.
Cardiff v Watford
Stephen McPhail (hamstring) faces a few weeks out for CARDIFF but Jay Bothroyd could be ready for a long awaited return and new loan signing Jay Emmanuel-Thomas should feature on the bench. WATFORD have signed Andreas Weimann on loan and Don Cowie will look to manage more than 45 minutes but John Eustace (calf) is still out.
Crystal Palace v Bristol City
Darren Ambrose and Alex Marrow could be available for CRYSTAL PALACE after failing to make last week’s team while Jermaine Easter could push out Steffen Iversen and Calude Davis could return to defence. Danny Haynes has left BRISTOL CITY but David James has won a red card appeal and captain Louis Carey will feature.
Ipswich v Doncaster
IPSWICH have recalled Lee Martin from Charlton and Troy Brown (hamstring) is out but Jason Scotland is pushing for a start and Grant Leadbitter is back following suspension. Matt Kilgallon will come back into the DONCASTER side after missing out midweek but Joseph Mills (knee) is a doubt so James Chambers could continue.
Leicester v Millwall
LEICESTER striker Darius Vassell (hamstring) is a doubt meaning Martyn Waghorn will not leave on loan but Tom Kennedy has left the club while Paul Gallagher (knee) is also doubtful. New signing Jens Berthel Askou could go straight into MILLWALL’s team for the weekend to cover for the missing Paul Robinson and Danny Shittu (both hamstring).
Middlesbrough v Preston
BORO will have to do without David Wheater, who has joined Bolton, Seb Hines could step in to partner Matthew Bates in central defence. Amine Linganzi (groin) and Conor McLaughlin (knee) could miss out for PRESTON after limping out of last week’s game against Leicester but Wayne Brown and Callum Davidson hope to return.
Portsmouth v Leeds
A tenth booking of the season means Aaron Mokoena is suspended for POMPEY, Nadir Ciftci (ankle) and John Utaka (hamstring) are struggling but Greg Halford could start. LEEDS striker Luciano Becchio (back) is a doubt after missing out against Arsenal but George McCartney, who was ineligible for that FA Cup replay, is back in contention.
Reading v Hull
READING new boys Sean Morrison and Brett Williams could go straight into the squad while boss Brian McDermott is hoping Matt Mills (back) recovers in time. Paperwork problems prevent HULL signing Tijani Belaid making his debut but on-loan Corry Evans could feature, Liam Rosenior is back from suspension and Paul McShane is fit again.
Sheff United v Norwich
Leon Britton has left UNITED to rejoin Swansea but Marcus Bent is poised to make his debut after joining on-loan from Birmingham and Mark Yeates is pushing for a start. NORWICH ‘keeper Declan Rudd (jaw) is out for several weeks, John Ruddy deputises again, Jens Berthel Askou has joined Millwall but Elliott Ward is close to a return.
Scunthorpe v Burnley
SCUNTHORPE captures Paul Reid, Mark Duffy and Abdisalam Ibrahim could make their debuts, David Mirfin is nearing full fitness, but Michael O’Connor (knee) is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines. BURNLEY striker Martin Paterson (thigh) is stepping up his comeback bid but isn’t ready for this one and Eddie Howe has few further concerns.
QPR v Coventry – Sun
Despite Neil Warnock’s best efforts, QPR look unlikely to field any new faces as they seek to strengthen their forward line following long-term injuries to Jamie Mackie and Patrick Agyemang. COVENTRY midfielder Lee Carsley will undergo two operations and miss the next three weeks, but Sammy Clingan is fit again for the Sky Blues.