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All kick-offs at 3pm unless statded.
Rovers boss Gary Bowyer is boosted by the availability of Tom Cairney and Rudy Gestede - both are in contention after making their loan moves permanent. Jason Lowe returns from suspension and Corry Evans (ankle) remains doubtful, but Paul Robinson (back) and Dickson Etuhu (ankle) are out and Bowyer will check on midfielder David Dunn's hamstring problem.
City playmaker David Silva returns from suspension but midfielder Jack Rodwell misses the match after suffering a fresh hamstring injury. Strikers Sergio Aguero (calf) and Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) and defenders Micah Richards and Martin Demichelis (both hamstring) are still out.
Nicklas Helenius and Jordan Bowery could get rare chances to press their claims, with Libor Kozak out for the season with a broken leg and Christian Benteke just back from a knee problem. Captain Ron Vlaar has suffered a recurrence of his calf problem and should be replaced by Ciaran Clark, while boss Paul Lambert will also consider other changes.
Blades striker Jose Baxter and midfielder Stephen McGinn are doubtful with ankle injuries - Shaun Miller and Jamie Murphy will hope to step in. Midfielder Conor Coady plays the last game of his loan spell before returning to Liverpool, although talks are ongoing regarding an extension. Boss Nigel Clough has no other new injury or suspension worries.
Barnsley v Coventry
Barnsley hope to get permission from Stoke to play new loan signing Brek Shea - the winger could resume in an attacking role alongside Chris O'Grady subject to clearance. Defender Lewin Nyatanga is pushing for a recall and the likes of Tomasz Cywka, Marcus Pedersen and Paddy McCourt also hope to feature. Bobby Hassell (calf) is a doubt but striker Chris Dagnall, defender Jim McNulty and midfielder Dale Jennings could be in contention after loan spells elsewhere.
Callum Wilson and Conor Thomas will miss out for Coventry. Striker Wilson is awaiting the results of a scan to his shoulder problem, while midfielder Thomas has a head injury. Defender Dan Seaborne is suspended, while former loanee Dagnall could now line up against the Sky Blues. Jordan Clarke (ankle) and John Fleck (hamstring) will be assessed.
Bolton v Blackpool
Bolton have midfielder Neil Danns available, after he re-signed on loan from Leicester until the end of the season. Loan duo Jan Gregus and Joe Mason have returned to Banik Ostrava and Cardiff respectively, Stuart Holden (knee) remains sidelined but Mark Davies should start following his return from injury.
Blackpool's Chris Basham is available after suspension and Ricardo Fuller could feature again after a hamstring problem, However, defender Kirk Broadfoot is banned, loanees Tyler Blackett, Nathan Delfouneso, Dan Gosling, Bradley Orr and Marvin Zeelegaar have returned to their parent clubs, while Isaiah Osbourne has a hamstring injury.
Bournemouth v Burton
Cherries boss Eddie Howe will rotate his squad, with regulars Matt Ritchie, Elliott Ward and Andrew Surman likely to enjoy a weekend off. Lee Camp and Nico Yennaris will not feature after leaving the club this week following the conclusion of their loan spells but the likes of Ian Harte, Tukelo Rantie and Ryan Fraser are pushing to start.
Burton boss Gary Rowett has said he will freshen up his team. Midfielder Lee Bell is fit after a hamstring injury but defenders Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (broken cheekbone) and Damien McCrory (hamstring), goalkeeper Dean Lyness (hip) and midfielder Robbie Weir (knock) have injuries. Left-back Chris Hussey may return.
Brighton v Reading
Brighton captain Gordon Greer could return, his calf problem will be assessed before kick-off. Right-back Bruno is also on the mend after a thigh problem but the match may come just too soon for him, while winger Will Buckley (hamstring) and strikers Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) and Will Hoskins (knee) remain sidelined. Boss Oscar Garcia may freshen up his side with the likes of Kemy Agustien, Lewis Dunk, Keith Andrews and Adam Chicksen pushing for starts.
Reading defender Kaspars Gorkss is available after suspension and winger Jordan Obita could also return following a virus but Wayne Bridge and fellow defender Sean Morrison have knee problems, Chris Baird has rolled his ankle and Jobi McAnuff has a foot injury. Hal Robson-Kanu (calf), Mikele Leigertwood (ankle), Jason Roberts (hip) and Jem Karacan (cruciate) are out.
City will be without Derrick Williams - the centre-back will serve a one-match ban after picking up five yellow cards, so Liam Fontaine could step in. Millwall loanee Karleigh Osborne is available but Nottingham Forest's Simon Gillett is injured and cup-tied while Nicky Shorey and Marlon Harewood have left the club.
Watford striker Fernando Forestieri (knee), defender Davide Faraoni (ankle), Ikechi Anya (groin) and fellow wing-back Daniel Pudil (hamstring) are out, joining long-term absentees Almen Abdi (foot), Essaid Belkalem and Tommie Hoban (ankle) on the sidelines. Loanees George Thorne, Josh McEachran and Hector Bellerin have each returned to their parent clubs.
Doncaster v Stevenage
Theo Robinson (knee) is an injury concern for Rovers and fellow striker Federico Macheda has returned to Manchester United after his loan spell expired. Midfielder Richie Wellens' short-term contract with the club has run out and although boss Paul Dickov is confident he will sign a new deal, it remains to be seen if that will be before this tie. On-loan QPR defender Yun Suk-Young is available while Bongani Khumalo, on loan from Spurs, should return from injury.
Stevenage hope to welcome back Peter Hartley, who has missed the last four matches with a hamstring injury but is fit again and should return at left-back. Manager Graham Westley, who has placed midfielder James Dunne on the transfer list, will be weighing up further changes after their last outing, the 4-1 defeat by Bristol City on Boxing Day. Winger Filipe Morais could be recalled to the squad but striker Darius Charles (ankle) is still on the sidelines.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has indicated he will make changes, meaning striker Nikica Jelavic could make his first start since September. It remains to be seen whether or not there is involvement for defender Johnny Heitinga, who is seeking a move but turned down a transfer to West Ham. Defender Sylvain Distin (hamstring) remains among the absentees.
QPR look set to be without Junior Hoilett, who has suffered an apparent recurrence of his hamstring injury. Skipper Clint Hill could return to the defence after illness but midfielder Alejandro Faurlin is out long term with a cruciate injury. Goalkeeper Brian Murphy may get a rare run-out while the likes of Jermaine Jenas, Karl Henry and Armand Traore will push for recalls should boss Harry Redknapp rotate his squad.
Grimsby v Huddersfield
Grimsby striker Lenell John-Lewis is suspended and defender Clayton McDonald is struggling with an arm injury. Midfielder Scott Kerr could return from a knee problem, while right-back Sam Hatton is expected to be back after a bout of illness.
The Terriers are again set to be without striker James Vaughan (knee). Defender Joel Lynch was struggling in the January 1 loss at Burnley and was replaced in the first half by Anthony Gerrard, who could return to the starting line-up.
Ipswich v Preston
Striker David McGoldrick is one of three players pushing to return for Ipswich. Paul Taylor, Paul Anderson and Jay Tabb will hope to keep their places, while the likes of Carlos Edwards, Scott Loach, Anthony Wordsworth and Tyrone Mings will also be eyeing game time.
Defender Paul Huntington is back from suspension for Preston and loanees Declan Rudd, Neil Kilkenny and Paul Gallagher are eligible, giving Simon Grayson a full squad to choose from. He may keep changes to a minimum, although Jack King - recently back from a foot injury - may be rested.
Kidderminster v Peterborough
Harriers boss Steve Burr will be without suspended defender Cheyenne Dunkley but midfielder Jack Dyer is in contention to make his debut after joining on loan from Burton on Wednesday. Burr will check on Mickey Demetriou (hamstring) but James Dance and Nathan Blissett are unavailable after going out on loan to Rushall Olympic and Hednesford respectively.
Posh can call on Lee Tomlin, who has served a suspension. Tomlin could go straight back into the starting line-up at the expense of Nicky Ajose, who is ineligible. On-loan QPR midfielder Hogan Ephraim serves the second game of a three-match ban
Macclesfield v Sheffield Wednesday
Macclesfield have midfielder Danny Whitaker available after suspension. Paul Turnbull hope to keep his place after regaining it having served a ban of his own, while Scott Boden is aiming to build on his second-half hat-trick against Hyde.
Wednesday will be without on-loan duo Roger Johnson and Connor Wickham. Johnson has completed his loan spell but the club are in talks with parent club Wolves about him returning to Hillsborough, while striker Wickham has not been given permission to play by parent club Sunderland, so Jermaine Johnson could return to the starting line-up in a central role.
Middlesbrough v Hull
Boro boss Aitor Karanka is set to hand a start to keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos in the absence of Jason Steele (ankle) and Shay Given (ineligible). Midfielder Dean Whitehead returns from suspension, while defenders Frazer Richardson (ankle) and Andy Halliday (hernia surgery) are closing in on a return to fitness.
Hull boss Steve Bruce is certain to ring the changes, with key men such as Tom Huddlestone, Curtis Davies and goalkeeper Allan McGregor likely to be first in line for a rest. Jake Livermore is unavailable due to the terms of his loan from Tottenham but Stephen Quinn is fit after hamstring trouble, while second-string strikers Matty Fryatt and Nick Proschwitz are also hopeful of an opportunity.
Mathieu Debuchy starts a three-match ban, while fellow defender Fabricio Coloccini could be sidelined for up to six weeks with the knee injury he suffered during the same game. In addition, Magpies goalkeeper Tim Krul is struggling with a shoulder problem and midfielder Yohan Cabaye is a major doubt with an Achilles injury.
New boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to rotate the Bluebirds squad for his first game - the Norwegian is expected to hand the likes of Joe Lewis, Mark Hudson and Declan John chances to impress. Craig Noone and Gary Medel could be rested while Craig Bellamy is still struggling with a knee injury.
Norwich look set to be without centre-half Michael Turner because of a hamstring problem, midfielder Leroy Fer is banned, while Jonny Howson (back) also misses out. Fit-again Ricky van Wolfswinkel is in line for a start since October and fellow striker Luciano Becchio could also be handed a chance to impress, along with 18-year-old winger Josh Murphy and his twin brother Jacob, as boss Chris Hughton utilises his squad players. Elliott Bennett (knee) misses out.
Cottagers boss Rene Meulensteen is likely to rotate his squad for the trip to Carrow Road, meaning forward Clint Dempsey, eligible after rejoining on a two-month loan spell from the Seattle Sounders, could play a part.
Rochdale v Leeds
Michael Rose is banned, so Rhys Bennett could step in at right-back. Striker George Donnelly could play a bigger part for Dale after coming off the bench to play 25 minutes against Scunthorpe as he looks to build up his fitness following ankle trouble. Boss Keith Hill has no other new injury or suspension problems.
Leeds pair Alex Mowatt (back) and Paddy Kenny (ankle) are injury doubts and leading goalscorer Ross McCormack has been nursing tight hamstrings. Teenage winger Gboly Ariyibi made his second appearance for the club as a second half substitute on New Year's Day and is hoping for a third outing.
Southampton v Burnley
Nathaniel Clyne and James Ward-Prowse are expected to overcome knocks to be available for Saints. Manager Mauricio Pochettino should mix up selection but former Burnley forward Jay Rodriguez should still be included. Club-record signing Dani Osvaldo should make the match squad after illness.
Ben Mee is doubtful for Burnley - the full-back returned to the starting line-up on New Year's Day but aggravated a thigh injury and will be monitored ahead of kick-off. Boss Sean Dyche suggests injury worries could force "a few changes". Winger Ross Wallace (knee) and full-back Joseph Mills (hernia) will not figure.
Southend v Millwall
Barry Corr is pushing to start for Southend after stepping off the bench to provide both assists for a Ryan Leonard brace to ensure the Shrimpers came from behind to triumph 2-1 against Portsmouth last time out. Boss Phil Brown is not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns to contend with but long-term absentee Julian Bennett (knee) remains sidelined.
Millwall will check on defender Paul Robinson (ankle) and midfielder Liam Trotter (knee). Striker John Marquis has returned from his loan spell with Torquay but he has a groin injury, while on-loan midfielder Guy Moussi has gone back to Nottingham Forest.
Stoke midfielder Stephen Ireland misses out because of a hamstring problem, joining keepers Asmir Begovic (broken finger) and Thomas Sorensen (Achilles) and defenders Robert Huth (knee) and Andy Wilkinson (heel) on the sidelines. Jack Butland makes his full debut in goal with Dan Bachmann on the bench, while defender Ryan Shotton is also in contention after a loan spell at Wigan.
Jamie Vardy comes back into the reckoning for Leicester after a ban. Full-backs Ritchie De Laet and Paul Konchesky, midfielders Danny Drinkwater and Matty James and strikers Martyn Waghorn and Jeff Schlupp are among those players vying for recalls. Defender Sean St Ledger (groin) and strikers Tom Hopper (shin) and Chris Wood (hamstring) remain unavailable.
Albion defender Billy Jones misses out after receiving a cut above an eye and slight concussion following a collision with goalkeeper Ben Foster in the win over Newcastle. Striker Victor Anichebe (groin) is sidelined while Nicolas Anelka remains in a 20-man squad as the Football Association's investigation into his controversial 'quenelle' goal celebration is ongoing.
After a busy Christmas period, Eagles boss Tony Pulis is likely to rest a number of first-team regulars, with midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi (hamstring) absent. Fellow midfielder Stuart O'Keefe could make a return following his own hamstring injury but Jack Hunt, Glenn Murray, Jerome Thomas, Paddy McCarthy and Adlene Guedioura remain sidelined.
Wigan v MK Dons
Midfielder Ben Watson, whose header secured victory over Manchester City in the 2013 final, has a foot injury and misses out for the holders. Manchester United loanee Nick Powell can play but he has been nursing a hamstring injury of late and boss Uwe Rosler has hinted at changes. Rob Kiernan is cup-tied while defender Ivan Ramis has a groin injury and joins the likes of winger Shaun Maloney (shoulder) and defender Gary Caldwell (hip) on the sidelines.
Dale Jennings and Jason Banton are not available for the visitors - the on-loan wingers have played their last games for the club and will return to Barnsley and Crystal Palace respectively. On-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford is Derby-bound and will pull on a Dons shirt for the final time at the DW Stadium.
Yeovil v Leyton Orient
Yeovil will assess the fitness of midfielder Ed Upson (ankle), although there is better news about the fitness of goalkeeper Marek Stech. Defender Byron Webster is expected to return to action after hamstring trouble - he looks set to be reunited with Shane Duffy, who has extended his loan stay from Everton.
Leyton Orient strike duo David Mooney (foot) and Shaun Batt (hamstring) miss out and midfielder Romain Vincelot picked up a knee knock last weekend - but the postponement of Wednesday's clash with Bristol City has given him extra time to recover. Jake Larkins continues in goal in place of Jamie Jones (back injury) and defender Scott Cuthbert returns from suspension.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is doubtful following illness and an ankle problem. German playmaker Mesut Ozil faces a fitness test on his shoulder injury, but forward Nicklas Bendtner (ankle), defender Kieran Gibbs (calf) and midfielder Aaron Ramsey (thigh) are out. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is close to returning to training from his knee injury, while Yaya Sanogo (back) and Abou Diaby (knee) continue their rehabilitation.
Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor is fit, while winger Andros Townsend, midfielder Lewis Holtby and striker Jermain Defoe returned to training on Friday and look set to feature. Midfielder Erik Lamela (thigh) is a doubt but Gylfi Sigurdsson (calf), Younes Kaboul (thigh), Jan Vertonghen (ankle), Sandro (calf), Paulinho (ankle) and Kyle Naughton (ankle) are out.
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