Championship - Team news: Bridge back for Reading v QPR clash

Get the team news for all the weekend's Championship fixtures, including the huge Reading v QPR battle.

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Championship - Team news: Bridge back for Reading v QPR clash

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Wayne Bridge, Reading

Saturday November 9 (all matches kick off at 3pm unless stated)

Reading v Queens Park Rangers (12:15)

Wayne Bridge, Billy Sharp and Danny Williams could return to the Reading squad after respective knee, groin and foot problems but winger Royston Drenthe (foot) remains sidelined along with long-termers Jem Karacan (cruciate), Jason Roberts (hip) and Mikele Leigertwood (ankle).

QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin (cruciate) has joined Nedum Onuoha, Niko Kranjcar (both hamstring), Tom Carroll (ankle) and Bobby Zamora (knee) on the sidelines. Gary O'Neil could replace Faurlin in midfield, while forgotten man Samba Diakite may also be added to the squad after playing for the reserves this week.

Barnsley v Doncaster Rovers

Tykes midfielder Jacob Mellis has been ruled out due to an ankle injury - Jim O'Brien is set to return to the starting line-up. Luke Steele is sidelined with a long-term back injury so on-loan Jack Butland will continue in goal, but otherwise manager David Flitcroft has a full-strength squad to choose from.

Theo Robinson will return to the reckoning for Rovers after hamstring trouble but captain Rob Jones could be out for around two months with a neck injury, joining left-back James Husband (shoulder) and forward Harry Forrester (torn quad) on the sidelines.

Blackpool v Ipswich Town

Tangerines midfielder Chris Basham is back in training following an ankle injury. However, knee injury victims Craig Cathcart and Nathan Delfouneso, Bob Harris (shoulder), and midfield duo Barry Ferguson and Isaiah Osbourne have ankle problems. Manchester United loanee Tyler Blackett may make his home debut.

Aaron Cresswell is suspended as Ipswich make the trip aiming to end a five-match winless run, with Tyrone Mings set to step in. Midfielder Paul Anderson is a doubt due to a groin injury and will be assessed ahead of the encounter, with boss Mick McCarthy admitting he is considering freshening up his squad.

Bolton Wanderers v Millwall

Bolton will be without Darren Pratley because of back spasms but fellow midfielder Andre Moritz (illness) and striker Craig Davies (hamstring) have recovered. Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan (knee) remains sidelined as do full-back Marc Tierney (broken foot) and knee injury victims Joe Riley, Mark Davies and Stuart Holden.

Millwall may add on-loan Middlesbrough full-back Justin Hoyte to their squad, while fellow defender Mark Beevers and midfielder Jimmy Abdou may figure after a knee injury and suspension respectively. Abdou is set to step into the centre in place of new Notts County manager Shaun Derry. Scott Malone (knee) is out.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Blackburn Rovers

Winger Will Buckley (hamstring) is injury-hit Brighton's latest casualty, joining a lengthy injury list which also includes Andrea Orlandi, Will Hoskins, Kazenga LuaLua (all knee), Liam Bridcutt (hernia), Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles), Kemy Agustien (hamstring) and Leonardo Ulloa (foot). However, right-back Bruno Saltor is expected to be available despite coming off against Doncaster with concussion.

Blackburn's longest-serving player David Dunn is in line for his first appearance since August following knee surgery and defender Grant Hanley is suspension-free. Matt Killgallon (hip) is fit, although full-back Tommy Spurr (ankle) will be monitored nearer to kick-off and striker DJ Campbell is again banned.

Burnley v AFC Bournemouth

Burnley could restore Dean Marney and Keith Treacy to their matchday squad. Marney, recently troubled by a thigh strain, straight into the centre of midfield alongside David Jones while Treacy may make the bench on his return from suspension.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe will be without Ryan Allsop when he makes his return to Turf Moor - Allsop has been laid low by glandular fever. Howe is set to make a late decision on whether Darryl Flahavan or Shwan Jalal will be on the bench as cover for current number one Lee Camp. Matt Ritchie (thigh) is also out.

Charlton Athletic v Leeds United

Addicks boss Chris Powell will make a late decision on Yann Kermorgant (ankle). Richard Wood (dead leg) will also be assessed while fellow defenders Leon Cort and Chris Solly (both knee) remain sidelined, with the latter hoping to return in December.

Leeds will be without first-choice full-backs Sam Byram (thigh) and Stephen Warnock (ankle) so Marius Zaliukas is expected to make his full debut, although Danny Pugh and Adam Drury provide manager Brian McDermott with further options. McDermott must decide whether to hand on-loan striker Dexter Blackstock his first start or retain Matt Smith alongside Ross McCormack.

Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday

With John Eustace banned for the Rams Andre Wisdom may figure in a defensive midfield role, or alternatively, boss Steve McClaren could change Derby's formation. Midfielder Ben Davies (calf) is back in full training but Jeff Hendrick (ankle), Mark O'Brien (knee), James Bailey (knee) and Johnny Russell (broken leg) are out.

Owls boss Dave Jones could name an unchanged starting line-up. Jose Semedo is banned and fellow midfielder David Prutton (ankle) injured but otherwise Jones has a full-strength squad, with on-loan duo Matty Fryatt and Connor Wickham given permission to play by respective parent clubs Hull and Sunderland.

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City

Terriers pair Jonathan Hogg (knee) and Martin Paterson (arm) are doubtful, with Oscar Gobern and Cristian Lopez respectively on stand-by. Top scorer James Vaughan sits out the last game of his three-match ban.

Jesse Lingard (knee) and Mitch Hancox (illness) are expected to be fit for Birmingham but David Murphy is to undergo a scan on his swollen knee and is again expected to miss out, along with Jonathan Spector (thigh), Neal Eardley (knee) and Akwasi Asante (hamstring). Midfielder Wade Elliott is suspended.

Leicester City v Nottingham Forest

Paul Konchesky and Jamie Vardy could return to Leicester's squad after hamstring strains but striker Chris Wood will miss the clash after being called up to the New Zealand squad for their World Cup play-off against Mexico. Full-back Ritchie De Laet is still out as he continues to recover from shin surgery.

Forest midfielder Djamel Abdoun is suspended but on-loan Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan will hope to keep his place in the team, although the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah and Andy Reid do provide alternatives for boss Billy Davies. Central defenders Danny Collins (ankle ligaments) and Kelvin Wilson (back) are out.

Middlesbrough v Watford

Interim Boro boss Mark Venus has a full squad to choose from. Central defender Jonathan Woodgate has started the last two games after shaking off a niggling calf problem and is likely to continue, while new signing George Thorne comes into contention for his Watford debut.

Hornets manager Gianfranco Zola will be considering changes following the 3-0 home defeat to Leicester. Defender Nyron Nosworthy is nearing his return from an Achilles injury but midfielder Almen Abdi (foot) and long-term absentee Tommie Hoban (ankle) remain absent.

Sunday November 10

Yeovil Town v Wigan Athletic (3pm)

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson could be set to hand striker Paddy Madden a recall - his chances of regaining a regular spot have been boosted by a season-ending knee injury to on-loan Swindon striker Andy Williams. Several players are pushing for starts, including Luke Ayling, Liam Fontaine and Sam Foley.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle is likely to make changes after the Europa League defeat to Rubin Kazan in Russia. Jean Beausejour (foot) will be assessed, but Marc Albrighton should return after he was ineligible in midweek and Ben Watson (illness) will be checked. Goalkeeper Scott Carson remains sidelined with an ankle injury but Ivan Ramis could be involved after he featured for the Development squad this week.

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