Get the lowdown on all of the team news for the latest round of Championship matches before you put your money on.
Blackpool v Millwall
Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s pelvic problem once again rules him out for BLACKPOOL who are likely to keep faith with Lomana LuaLua following his brace in the 5-0 thrashing of Leeds on Wednesday. MILLWALL striker Josh McQuoid has shaken off a virus, Thierry Racon should return after ankle trouble but John Marquis remains sidelined following surgery on a hernia.
Bristol City v Burnley
Stephen Pearson has joined BRISTOL CITY on-loan from Derby and could make his debut but Jamie McAllister (ankle) and Louis Carey (knee) remain on the sidelines. BURNLEY full-back Brian Easton (hip) is rated doubtful after missing the midweek loss to Leicester but Michael Duff (knee) is fit again and Martin Paterson (thigh) is finally closing in on a return.
Cardiff v Crystal Palace
CARDIFF are hopeful that ’keeper David Marshall will recover from the illness that saw him withdrawn at half-time against Derby but Rudy Gestede (hamstring) is still out. CRYSTAL PALACE could recall Mile Jedinak after he was rested on Tuesday, Sean Scannell and Jonathan Williams are also waiting in the wings while Owen Garvan (knee) is available.
Coventry v Southampton
COVENTRY full-back Chris Hussey is ruled out with a foot injury and Gael Bigirimana serves the final game of his suspension while the game comes too soon for Martin Cranie and Jordan Clarke, although the pair are back in training. SOUTHAMPTON’S Danny Fox was rested on Tuesday but could return to face his old club and Jack Cork is pushing to start.
Hull v West Ham
Adriano Basso (knee) is a doubt for HULL after coming off in midweek, Peter Gulacsi could deputise in goal while Martyn Waghorn (hamstring) is struggling and Aaron McLean (calf) faces a late fitness test. Winston Reid (shoulder) is the latest name added to WEST HAM’S lengthy injury list and John Carew has seen a specialist about a troublesome knee problem.
Ipswich v Doncaster
Aaron Cresswell is available for IPSWICH after a one-match ban, but Damien Delaney (foot) remains out and he’s joined on the sidelines by Ibrahima Sonko and Lee Bowyer (both hamstring). DONCASTER could be without Ryan Mason (ankle) and Brian Stock (groin) while the game comes too soon for Chris Brown (knee) and Martin Woods (groin).
Middlesbrough v Watford
MIDDLESBROUGH will monitor the fitness of Justin Hoyte (hamstring), midfielder Nicky Bailey has a calf injury and so youngster Richie Smallwood could make his first Championship start of the campaign. WATFORD will assess the fitness of Craig Beattie (hamstring) but the Hornets are definitely without Lloyd Doyley (thigh) and John Eustace (back).
Peterborough v Derby
Suspension rules out PETERBOROUGH pair Lee Tomlin and Lee Frecklington and Posh are also without Craig Alcock, Scott Wootton and Joe Newell. DERBY have problems in defence after Russell Anderson suffered a hamstring injury. Mark O’Brien (shoulder) is still struggling for the injury-ravaged Rams, who could again play Kevin Kilbane out of position.
Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest
PORTMOUTH are set to welcome back Greg Halford (shoulder) and Benjani (hamstring), Abdul Razak is pushing to start but Liam Lawrence is doubtful with an ankle injury sustained in midweek. Ishmael Miller has undergone hernia surgery this week but FOREST boss Steve Cotterill has no new concerns and could name an unchanged side as he faces his former club.
Brighton v Barnsley (Sunday)
Injury-hit BRIGHTON could welcome back Gonzalo Jara Reyes (knee) but Vicente, Will Hoskins (both thigh), Will Buckley (hamstring) and Liam Bridcutt (illness) are doubts. Keith Hill could stick with the eleven that beat Hull on Tuesday as Bobby Hassell (groin) Goran Lovre (knee), Danny Haynes (hamstring) and Reuben Noble-Lazarus (ankle) are sidelined.
Leicester v Leeds (Sunday)
LEICESTER pair Lloyd Dyer and Darius Vassell are in danger of missing out so Paul Gallagher and Steve Howard could keep their places in attack, although Jermaine Beckford hopes to face his former club. On-loan ‘keeper Alex McCarthy will go straight into the LEEDS line-up but Tom Lees is suspended and Darren O’Dea (concussion) remains a doubt.
Reading v Birmingham (Sunday)
Jimmy Kebe and Simon Church are pushing for a return to the starting line-up for READING after warming the bench in midweek but the Royals have no fresh injury worries. BIRMINGHAM are without the banned Jean Beausejour, Morgaro Gomis (groin) and Jordan Mutch (ankle) are out, but Chris Burke, Chris Wood and Marlon King are hoping for recalls.