Howard set to miss Royals clash

Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell could be without midfielder Brian Howard for the trip to Reading in the Championship on Saturday.

Last Updated: 21/08/09 at 13:34

Howard (c): Has tonsillitis

Howard (c): Has tonsillitis

Former Barnsley man Howard was forced off during the 1-1 draw with Leicester on Tuesday night after coming down with tonsillitis.

"We don't know when it came on but what we do know is that the lad has got no energy because of it and is very lethargic," said Blackwell.

However, fellow midfielder Lee Hendrie is available once again after serving a four-match ban for his dismissal after the whistle during the play-off final defeat to Burnley at the end of last season.

Defender Derek Geary is facing a battle to save his career as he is struggling to recover from a long-term knee injury.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil
Bournemth v Sheff Wed
Charlton v Bolton
Huddersfld v Brighton
Wigan v Reading
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley
19:30
Doncaster v Derby
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds
Middlesbro' v Millwall

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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