Championship - Team News: Duo back in contention for Burnley

All the teams ahead of this Saturday's Championship fixtures.

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All kick-offs 3pm unless stated otherwise

Leicester City v Burnley (12:15pm kick-off)

Leicester will be without Chris Wood (hamstring) after he was ruled out until the new year. Captain Wes Morgan (illness) is a doubt, while defender Liam Moore, midfielders Matty James and Anthony Knockaert and strikers Jeff Schlupp and Gary Taylor-Fletcher are among those players vying for recalls to the starting line up.

Midfield duo Dean Marney (thigh) and Keith Treacy will come into consideration for Burnley after missing the victory over Barnsley last time out as boss Sean Dyche has a full squad to select from, barring Ross Wallace (knee), who will not be back until the new year.

Barnsley v Yeovil

Barnsley's leading goalscorer Chris O'Grady (calf strain) could return to action while caretaker-boss Micky Mellon has no new selection problems. Striker Marcus Pedersen, midfielders David Fox and Stephen Dawson, plus defender Bobby Hassell are all in contention.

Yeovil look set to keep the faith with goalkeeper Chris Dunn despite Marek Stech's return to full fitness. Midfielder Kevin Dawson looks set to be in the squad and could come up against brother Stephen.

Blackburn v Millwall

DJ Campbell will be missing for Blackburn after the club gave him time off following his arrest as part of the spot-fixing investigation. Boss Gary Bowyer, who has full-back Todd Kane back from suspension, must consider whether to play on-loan striker Rudy Gestede (knock), who has been struggling.

Millwall will again be without Nicky Bailey (knee) and Lee Martin (hamstring). Manager Steve Lomas could stick with the side which beat Wigan 2-1 last weekend, although Jermaine Easter will be in contention to start after coming off the bench to hit the crucial second goal.

Blackpool v QPR

Blackpool defender Gary MacKenzie (hip) has been added to their list of absentees. Kirk Broadfoot is back from his one-game ban, while Craig Cathcart (knee) has trained fully with the Seasiders optimistic for his return. Ricardo Fuller, Angel Martinez and Neal Bishop are all suspended.

Yossi Benayoun could make his QPR debut after receiving his work permit this week. Nedum Onuoha (hamstring) is fit again and played for the reserves in midweek alongside fellow defender Luke Young (hip). Midfielder Alejandro Faurlin (cruciate) and striker Bobby Zamora (knee) are long-term absentees.

Bournemouth v Birmingham

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie looks set to continue in the starting XI against Birmingham. Goalkeeper Ryan Allsop will not be involved as he continues to recover from glandular fever, which has left him unable to train for the last six weeks.

Birmingham will be without Mitch Hancox (knee) and Lee Novak (leg). Defenders Will Packwood and Amari'i Bell have been recalled from loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Nuneaton respectively and will look to make the matchday squad, while midfielder Tom Adeyemi has recovered from a slight hamstring complaint.

Charlton v Derby

Charlton will be without suspended captain Johnnie Jackson. Goalkeeper Ben Hamer (ankle) is still recovering so Ben Alnwick is set to keep his place between the sticks, while Leon Cort (knee) remains on the sidelines.

Derby head coach Steve McClaren has no new problems and plenty of options. Johnny Russell is pushing for a recall after replacing Jamie Ward at half-time during the 5-1 home victory over Blackpool last Saturday. Fellow forward Conor Sammon and midfielder Kalifa Cisse are also both vying for starting spots.

Doncaster v Leeds

Yun Suk-Young (ankle) could return to the Doncaster squad after he resumed training. Former Leeds men Paul Keegan (hamstring) and James Husband (shoulder) are likely to miss out, despite both players having stepped up their recoveries.

Leeds defender Scott Wootton will return to contention after missing the last four games with an ankle injury. Midfielder Paul Green (hamstring) is sidelined but striker Noel Hunt (hamstring) is unlikely to feature.

Huddersfield v Reading

Huddersfield striker Martin Paterson (hamstring) could return to the squad. Manager Mark Robins has no new injury or suspension issues following last week's defeat at Ipswich, but will still be without skipper Peter Clarke as he recovers from medial knee ligament damage.

Reading will be without Danny Guthrie through suspension as well as a host of injured players. Fellow midfielder Chris Baird has a sprained ankle and defenders Wayne Bridge and Sean Morrison are likely to be out until the new year with knee injuries.

Middlesbrough v Brighton

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka will be without Kei Kamara after the striker damaged medial ligaments. Goalkeeper Jason Steele, back from suspension, misses out with an ankle problem, and loan signing Shay Given is likely to retain his place in the starting line-up.

Brighton could be without goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak (stomach muscle) and captain Gordon Greer (calf). Left-back Stephen Ward is also a doubt with a foot knock while midfielder Andrea Orlandi (knee) and striker Leonardo Ulloa (foot) are still not ready to return, while Will Buckley could return (ankle).

Nottingham Forest v Ipswich

Darius Henderson could come back into the reckoning for Nottingham Forest after missing the last two matches through injury. On-loan midfielder David Vaughan (hamstring) is also nearing full fitness.

Cole Skuse is fit for Ipswich but Paul Taylor (shoulder) and Paul Anderson (illness) are both doubts. Midfielder Skuse was forced off midway through the second half in last weekend's 2-1 victory over Huddersfield nursing a groin injury but has recovered in time for the clash at the City Ground.

Watford v Sheffield Wednesday

Joel Ekstrand is suspended for Watford while midfielder Almen Abdi is not yet ready as he steps up his rehabilitation from a long-term foot injury. It is hoped goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (illness) is set to feature.

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker-manager Stuart Gray could make one or two unforced changes to his starting line-up. Gray has no new injury or suspension worries, but will still be without Giles Coke and Lewis Buxton (both hamstring).

Wigan v Bolton

Uwe Rosler has a number of Wigan players back available. Grant Holt was left at home when Latics travelled to Maribor in midweek in a bid to improve his fitness. Forward Will Keane and centre-back Ivan Ramis were not eligible for the 2-1 defeat in the Europa League while James McClean served a European suspension.

Midfielder Mark Davies (knee) could be included in Bolton's squad. Elsewhere, boss Dougie Freedman must decide whether the likes of Jermaine Beckford and Neil Danns should be recalled, while Josh Vela (knee) is available.

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