Blackpool v Leeds
Blackpool impressed in a 2-0 opening day win over Millwall on Saturday but Ian Holloway is poised to rotate the line-up, with the likes of Angel Martinez and Nouha Dicko poised for action. Veteran striker Kevin Phillips overcame a hamstring problem to start against Millwall, while namesake Matt is set to remain out in the cold after handing in a transfer request to force through a move to Southampton.
Leeds summer signing Paul Green could be ruled out for several weeks with a knee injury sustained in the opening-day win over Wolves. Midfielder Green, a free signing from Derby, has definitely been ruled out of the clash at Blackpool and is waiting to learn the full extent of the injury. El Hadji Diouf replaced Green against Wolves and could make his first league start in midfield, while Warnock has no other injury or suspension problems. Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, skipper Lee Peltier, fellow defenders Jason Pearce and Sam Byrom, midfielders Rodolph Austin and David Norris and striker Luke Varney all made their league debuts against Wolves and are expected to continue.
Bolton v Derby County
Owen Coyle has no new injury problems. French striker David N'Gog was ruled out of Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Coyle's former employers Burnley and remains a doubt with a back problem. On-loan Arsenal forward Benik Afobe provides the remaining alternative to Kevin Davies and Marvin Sordell up-front and may push for a start. Matt Mills will hope for a debut at centre-back having been an unused substitute at Turf Moor, but must dislodge either Zat Knight or Tim Ream.
Conor Sammon will go straight into the Derby squad after joining on a four-year deal from Wigan on Monday. He will challenge the likes of Nathan Tyson, Jamie Ward and last season's joint top goalscorer Theo Robinson for one of the striking berths. Elsewhere, striker Steven Davies, who has not featured in either of Derby's two fixtures so far this season but was an unused substitute in the Capital One Cup defeat to Scunthorpe last week, has left the club to join Championship rivals Bristol City.
Brighton v Cardiff
Brighton will check on Vicente and Will Buckley. Spanish midfielder Vicente missed Saturday's Championship opener at Hull after suffering a minor groin injury against Swindon in the Capital One Cup the previous week. Winger Buckley has yet to figure this season due to a hip problem, but he is close to making a return and both players will be handed late fitness tests. Forward Will Hoskins remains in the treatment room with the broken foot he suffered during pre-season.
Cardiff boss Malkay Mackay could welcome midfielder Stephen McPhail back into his squad. The midfielder was substituted in last week's League Cup tie with a tight hamstring but had expected to return last weekend. But the Irishman failed a fitness test ahead of kick-off and may be fit for a place on the bench. Kevin McNaughton, Mark Hudson, Ben Turner and Andrew Taylor all returned against Huddersfield following injuries and are expected to retain their places having come through the match unscathed. Summer signing Kim Bo-Kyung is still unavailable as he sorts a work permit. Mackay hopes to have the South Korean midfielder available next weekend.
Bristol City v Crystal Palace
New signing Steve Davies could go straight into Bristol City's squad. The striker completed a move from Derby on Monday, signing a three-year deal at Ashton Gate. And the forward, 24, could be in line for an immediate debut with Derek McInnes currently short of attacking options. Midfielders Marvin Elliott and Paul Anderson d could be in contention for a starting place. Veteran Jody Morris still awaits his Robins debut.
Crystal Palace are still without skipper Paddy McCarthy and midfielder Jonathan Williams. Defender McCarthy has yet to shake off a groin problem and Welsh teenager Williams, who battled back from a broken leg last season, is struggling with a calf strain. Strikers Glenn Murray and Jermaine Easter could be added to the squad after missing out in Saturday's last-gasp 3-2 defeat by Watford.
Charlton v Leicester City
Charlton have no new injury concerns. Chris Powell could add Scott Wagstaff to his squad after the winger missed the 1-1 draw against Birmingham on Saturday through illness. But Powell is likely to stick with the same starting line-up which was only denied an opening-day victory by an injury-time equaliser from Nikola Zigic. Veteran midfielder Andy Hughes is still out as he recovers from Achilles surgery while young goalkeeper Nick Pope and defender Yado Mambo are on the sidelines with knee injuries.
Leicester will travel with an unchanged squad. City boss Nigel Pearson has named the same starting line-up for both the Capital One Cup win at Torquay and the home victory over Peterborough on Saturday. Defenders Zak Whitbread and Sean St Ledger (knee) and midfielder Richie Wellens (knee) have resumed light training but are not yet near consideration. Whitbread is just short of fitness following his summer arrival from Norwich on a free transfer.
Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest
Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes is rated 50/50. Rhodes returned from international duty with a hamstring strain last week after scoring on his senior Scotland debut in the win over Australia and missed Huddersfield's 1-0 defeat at Cardiff last Friday night. Summer signing Sean Scannell made his league debut for Town at Cardiff and is likely to continue alongside Lee Novak if Rhodes fails to make it. Winger Danny Ward missed Huddersfield's opening game due to an ankle injury and is not expected to feature against Forest, while midfielder Oscar Gobern, who also sat out the Cardiff defeat, is still struggling with a knock.
Daniel Ayala could be added to the Nottingham Forest squad. Ayala, signed on a season-long loan deal from Norwich over the summer, missed the Reds' Championship curtain-raiser against Bristol City at the City Ground on Saturday with a hip flexor injury. Sean O'Driscoll has no fresh injury concerns. Simon Gillett started the 1-0 victory against the Robins after missing the Capital One Cup win at Fleetwood with a knock and the versatile Chris Cohen is training again after his long-term knee injury.
Middlesbrough v Burnley
Middlesbrough's new loan signing Josh McEachran is available to go straight into the starting line-up. Merouane Zemmama, Andrew Halliday, and Adam Reach all made appearances from the bench as Mowbray's team searched for an equaliser against the Tykes and will be pushing for a starting place, along with McEachran. Mowbray may also have Kevin Thomson available on his return from a calf injury. Mustapha Carayol faces a race against time to prove his fitness as he continues his comeback from a hamstring injury that ruled him out of the Oakwell defeat. Lukas Jutkiewicz (knee) will be unavailable until mid-September, while Joe Bennett, also suffering with a knee injury, remains sidelined.
Burnley boss Eddie Howe has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game. Chris McCann overcame an ankle problem to play a full 90 minutes, while fellow midfielder Marvin Bartley returned ahead of schedule from a similar complaint to take a place among the substitutes. Republic of Ireland winger Keith Treacy (groin) remains on the sidelines alongside striker Danny Ings (knee). The Riverside Stadium was the scene of one of Burnley's best performances last season, as the now departed Jay Rodriguez and Kieran Trippier netted fine first-half goals to secure a 2-0 win over Tony Mowbray's side in January.
Peterborough v Millwall
Peterborough are boosted by the return of Daniel Kearns. Kearns missed the Capital One Cup win over Southend and the defeat at Leicester on the opening day on the Championship campaign with a knee injury sustained during the club's pre-season preparations. Emile Sinclair recovered from a summer ankle operation to make his first appearance of the season as a second-half substitute against the Foxes on Saturday. Fellow striker Tyrone Barnett has missed the opening two matches of the campaign with a hamstring problem and he remains a doubt. Summer signing Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (hamstring), Tommy Rowe (collar bone) and long-term injury victim David Hibbert remain unavailable to Posh boss Darren Ferguson.
Jack Smith is an injury doubt for Millwall. The full-back hobbled off clutching his thigh during the second half of Saturday's 2-0 home defeat by Blackpool. If Smith misses out boss Kenny Jackett will be short at the back as skipper Paul Robinson is still recovering from a summer hernia operation. Midfielder Tamika Mkandawire, who can cover in defence, is also in the treatment room having undergone knee surgery. Summer signing Chris Taylor was missing from the squad at the weekend but Jackett revealed the former Oldham winger is not injured so he could come back into contention. Striker Shaun Batt, who was on the bench on Saturday, hopes to get a run-out against his former club.
Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham
Sheffield Wednesday's new striker Rodri is eligible to play in his club's opening home fixture back in the Championship. The Spaniard, 22, a season-long loan signing from Barcelona's B side, is expected to start life at Hillsborough on the bench, but could make his debut. Defender Anthony Gardner is expected to resume his partnership alongside Miguel Llera in central defence despite undergoing a scan on a hamstring problem. Mark Beevers is on stand-by should the summer signing fail to make it. Midfielder Chris Lines is still troubled by the groin injury that kept him out of Saturday's opening draw at Derby.
Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic, meanwhile, has given Lee Clark a major selection dilemma ahead of the game. Zigic has not started either of the Blues' two opening games, but came off the bench to score a last-minute equaliser against Charlton on Saturday. Stephen Carr will also hope to be included in the squad on his return from a thigh injury which has kept him out of the opening two fixtures.
Watford v Ipswich Town
Udinese loanee Matej Vydra was the catalyst for the Hornets' late comeback in their 3-2 victory at Crystal Palace, scoring a 94th-minute winner after setting up fellow loanee Almen Abdi's equaliser. Abdi has admitted he is not yet 100 per cent fit, but will keep his place in Zola's starting line-up despite Vydra's match-winning curled strike. Fitz Hall, Stephen McGinn, Steve Leo Beleck, Daniel Pudil, and Alex Geijo will also all be pushing for inclusion in Zola's squad as they make returns to fitness. Geijo was limited to a small number of appearances last year, in a season largely disrupted by injuries, but will be keen to feature.
Paul Jewell is primed to name an unchanged side. Jason Lowe's own goal gifted Jewell's men a last-minute equaliser against Blackburn at the weekend, and the Ipswich manager looks set to keep faith with his young side. Midfielder Luke Hyam, 20, was heavily involved in the equaliser and he will be given an extended run in the team after catching the eye of his manager. Elliott Hewitt remains Town's only absentee with a hip injury that will keep the summer signing sidelined for four weeks.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley
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Barnsley's latest signing Martin Cranie is expected to go straight into the starting line-up at Wolves. Manager Keith Hill's injury woes continue as both midfield pair Matty Done and Paul Digby have been ruled out after sustaining injuries at the weekend. Hill will be without high-profile summer signing Mido and another new recruit, Toni Silva, for some time due to respective hamstring injuries. Winger Jim O'Brien dislocated his shoulder at Rochdale in last week's Capital One Cup win and goalkeepers Luke Steele (groin/stomach) and Ben Alnwick (suspended) are both unavailable.
- Bristol City