Get the lowdown on all of the team news for the latest round of Championship matches before you put your money on.
Leeds v Nott’m Forest
LEEDS have signed Jake Livermore on loan but allowed Ramon Nunez and Adam Clayton to leave while Jonny Howson is expected to be despite an injury withdrawal from the England U-21 squad. Paul Konchesky (hamstring) is out for FOREST, meaning Joel Lynch could step in, Robert Earnshaw could be fit and Guy Moussi is training but won’t feature.
Hull v Millwall
HULL have recalled ‘keeper Matt Duke from a loan spell due to an injury to Mark Oxley (shoulder) and Liam Rosenior (shoulder) is out for three week. Alan Dunne will be suspended for MILLWALL but Hameur Bouazza should make a start after recovering from a knee injury while Mark Laird and Pat O’Connor have left the club on loan deals.
Bristol City v Doncaster
Cole Skuse, Jamie McCallister and Jon Stead have all returned to training with BRISTOL CITY but all should be rested this weekend while Steven Caulker (knee) is out for the season and Louis Carey (head) is not ready. DONCASTER striker James Hayter is ready to play with injections but Martin Woods (hip) is out for the rest of the campaign.
Burnley v Ipswich
Defender Shane Duffy has joined BURNLEY on loan and Chris McCann is playing again but isn’t fit while Jack Cork could feature despite a trip to hospital midweek but Daniel Fox is suspended. Kieron Dyer (thigh) is in line to recover and play for IPSWICH after a knock but Lee Martin is suspended while Tamas Priskin has left to Swansea on loan.
Cardiff v Derby
Jay Bothroyd has declared himself fit to play for CARDIFF on Saturday, as has Paul Quinn, and Jlloyd Samuel has joined the club on loan but Mark Hudson (knee) is out for up to six weeks. DERBY have replaced exiting ‘keeper Matt Duke with Brad Jones on loan and Ben Pringle has returned to the club while Tomasz Cywka is fit for selection.
Coventry v Watford
COVENTRY stand-in skipper Richard Wood (groin) is out for six weeks, Lee Carsley (Achilles) needs more surgery, Carl Baker (ankle) is a serious doubt and Martin Cranie (hamstring) is touch and go. Lloyd Doyley and Danny Drinkwater ares fit again for WATFORD following the break but Adrian Mariappa is suspended.
Crystal Palace v Barnsley
PALACE could include loan signing Gavin Mahon in the squad while the Eagles’ international players have returned to the club unscathed much to the relief of boss Dougie Freedman. BARNSLEY hope to welcome back a host of players including Paul McShane, Danny Haynes (both hamstring), Stephen Foster (hip) and Bobby Hassell (calf).
Middlesbrough v Leicester
Andrew Davies is ready to return in defence for BORO, Seb Hines hopes to be fit after a niggling ankle injury while Stephen McManus is pushing for a start. LEICESTER could hand a debut to loan signing Diomansy Kamara, Aleksandar Tunchev (knee) and Patrick van Aanholt (thigh) are nearing full fitness but this game comes too soon.
Norwich v Scunthorpe
Dani Pacheco and Sam Vokes are in contention after joining NORWICH on loan, Paul Lambert giving himself more options in attack as Aaron Wilbraham and Chris Martin battle back from injuries. Marcus Williams has re-joined SCUNTHORPE and is pushing to start while fellow new boy Ramon Nunez is also in contention for the Iron.
Preston v Swansea
PRESTON skipper Sean St Ledger suffered a knee injury during training with the Republic of Ireland and if he misses out, loan singing Bongani Khumalo could step in. Tamas Priskin has joined SWANSEA on-loan from Ipswich and will be included in the squad while Brendan Rodgers must decide whether to start with fit-again captain Garry Monk.
Reading v Portsmouth
The international break has given READING some respite from their injury woes with Adam Federici, Andy Griffin, Mikele Leigertwood and Jobi McAnuff all on the verge of a return. PORTSMOUTH have Danny Webber (knee) back in full training after a year on the sidelines but the striker isn’t ready to return and Pompey could be unchanged.
QPR v Sheff United – Mon
QPR midfielder Lee Cook featured for the reserves in midweek but won’t be considered, Martin Rowlands is also back at Loftus Road after a loan spell at Millwall but Neil Warnock could stick with the team that beat Doncaster. Darius Henderson returns from suspension for UNITED and will replace the departed Sam Vokes in attack.