O'Neil boost for Loftus Road trip

Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan is boosted by the return of skipper Gary O'Neil for the tough Championship trip to QPR on Saturday.

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O'Neil: Fit to face QPR

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The midfielder missed the 2-2 draw at Peterborough with a groin injury, but has shaken off the problem and could resume at Loftus Road.

Defender Rhys Williams was also missing at London Road through suspension, but is available again as Boro attempt to secure a first win for their new manager at the fifth attempt.

Defender Chris Riggott, an unused substitute at Peterborough, will hope for his first senior action since February after recovering from a second ankle operation.

However, Jeremie Aliadiere is still out as he continues his own comeback from ankle surgery, while Seb Hines (knee), Caleb Folan (hamstring) and Matthew Bates (cruciate ligament) remain on the sidelines.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Fulham v Charlton
Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff  
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth  
Bolton v Brentford  
Brighton v Rotherham  
Derby v Wigan  
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld  
Leeds v Wolves  
M'boro v Watford  
N Forest v Blackburn  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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