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Bothroyd: Should be fit to play

Bothroyd: Should be fit to play

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

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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