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Championship Team News

Get the lowdown on all of the team news for the latest round of Championship matches before you put your money on.

Crystal Palace v Sheff Utd
Kagisho Dikgacoi has joined PALACE on loan and Neil Danns is in contention after some back problems but Lee Hills (knee) is out. SHEFFIELD UNITED have signed Bjorn Helge Riise and Sam Vokes on loan but at the same time allowed Jamie Ward to join Derby while Nick Montgomery (knee) and Rob Kozluk is suspended.

Ipswich v Hull
IPSWICH will be without their skipper David Norris (ankle) for about a fortnight while ‘keeper Brian Murphy has returned to light training. Paul McShane has left HULL on a two-month loan while Jack Hobbs has come into the club but James Harper (foot) is again a doubt and ‘keeper Vito Mannone (groin) is still sidelined.

Leeds v Norwich
Sanchez Watt is back in contention for LEEDS this weekend while Paul Connolly (hamstring) is set to miss out again so Eric Lichaj is likely to deputise again but there are no other injury worries. Leon Barnett (hamstring) is set to be NORWICH’s only injury concern while Andrew Surman could be promoted to the starting line-up.

Millwall v Middlesbrough
Jens Berthel Askou could push for a first team start for MILWALL this weekend while the returning Tony Craig, Darren Ward and Hameur Bouazza all have chances of featuring but Josh McQuoid (ankle) is still out. Andrew Taylor (hamstring) is a doubt for ‘BORO while Matthew Bates (hamstring) and Danny Coyne (back) are out long-term.

Nott’m Forest v Cardiff
Radoslaw Majewski is suspended for FOREST and Dexter Blackstock (knee), Robbie Findley and Guy Moussi (both thigh) are all set to be absent but there are no fresh injury issues. Craig Bellamy and possibly Jay Emmanuel-Thomas are set to be recalled after sitting on the bench midweek while Michael Chopra is fit despite ankle problems.

Portsmouth v Barnsley
POMPEY could call on winger David Cotterill, drafted in on an emergency loan deal this week, Aaron Mokoena is pushing for a recall but Jonathan Hogg is suspended after his red card against Doncaster. Stephen Foster faces a spell on the sidelines for BARNSLEY who have brought in Hull defender Paul McShane as cover and he could make his debut.

Preston v QPR
PRESTON striker Iain Hume’s troublesome hamstring could keep him out and on-loan midfielder Amine Linganzi is definitely an absentee with a groin problem. Tommy Smith misses out for QPR after suffering a recurrence of a recent hamstring injury but Akos Buzsaky and Heidur Helguson are nearing a return after a run out for the reserves.

Reading v Watford
Jem Karacan is suspended for READING following his red card at Norwich but Mikele Leigertwood is back in contention after completing his own ban. WATFORD will monitor the fitness of Will Buckley (ankle) after he missed the midweek draw with Preston, Lloyd Doyley suffered tightness in his hamstring in that one, but should recover.

Scunthorpe v Derby
SCUNTHORPE ‘keeper Joe Murphy has a groin problem, David Mirfin (thigh) remains sidelined, Cliff Byrne (back) is unlikely to be considered but Rob Jones is nearing a return from his own back injury. DERBY could hand a start to Jamie Ward, who arrived from Sheffield United this week, and if they do, Miles Addison may be pushed into midfield.

Swansea v Doncaster
Left-back Neil Taylor (ankle) has handed SWANSEA a fitness boost and could return after a seven-match absence but Garry Monk (knee) and Andrea Orlandi (thigh) are out. Loan-signing Jason Euell goes straight into the squad for injury-hit DONCASTER who have added the likes of Billy Sharp and Brian Stock to an already lengthy casualty list.

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