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Bothroyd: Should be fit to play

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Jay Bothroyd had to come off with a knee injury after just 18 minutes of last Saturday's final pre-season friendly against Valencia, while Joe Ledley also took a knock towards the end of the encounter, but both should feature.

Whether Ledley retains the captain's armband, though, remains to be seen with his long-term future at the club the centre of much discussion.

Ross McCormack, wanted by Hull, is likely to feature in the season opener, although Bothroyd and Michael Chopra are tipped to start.

Summer signings Mark Hudson and Anthony Gerrard will compete with Gabor Gyepes for a starting berth in the centre of defence, while fellow new-boy David Marshall is expected to get the nod between the sticks.

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Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Birm'ham  
Blackpool v Derby  
B'mouth v Reading  
Brentford v Sheff Wed
Cardiff v Ipswich  
Charlton v Bolton
Huddsf'ld v Brighton
Norwich v Leeds  
Rotherham v Fulham  
Watford v N Forest  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Watford 12 11 24
2 Derby 12 12 23
3 M'boro 12 9 23
4 Norwich 12 10 21
5 N Forest 12 9 21
6 Ipswich 12 6 20
7 Wolves 12 3 20
8 Charlton 12 3 19
9 B'mouth 12 3 18
10 Brentford 12 -1 18
11 Sheff Wed 12 0 17
12 Cardiff 12 0 16
13 Blackburn 12 -2 16
14 Leeds 12 -3 15
15 Rotherham 12 -3 15
16 Reading 12 -5 15
17 Huddsf'ld 12 -6 15
18 Millwall 12 -3 13
19 Wigan 12 -2 11
20 Brighton 12 -3 11
21 Birm'ham 12 -7 11
22 Fulham 12 -9 10
23 Bolton 12 -12 8
24 Blackpool 12 -10 6

Updated Mon, 20 Oct 2014

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