Murphy missing for Royals clash

Scunthorpe will be without goalkeeper Joe Murphy through suspension for Saturday afternoon's trip to Reading in the Championship.

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Murphy: Banned against Reading

Murphy: Banned against Reading

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Murphy picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw at Barnsley so on-loan Josh Lillis will deputise.

Midfielders Martyn Woolford (cut foot) and Michael O'Connor (dead leg) missed the game at Oakwell and remain doubts. Garry Thompson and Sam Togwell could keep their places after performing admirably in their absence.

Defenders Marcus Williams (concussion) and George Friend (facial injury) were substituted during the Barnsley match so Andrew Wright could stand in at left-back.

Ben May (ankle) and Kenny Milne (knee) remain absent.

It is the first time these two sides have met at the Madejski Stadium since 1999 when points were shared in a 1-1 draw.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:15
Watford v Bournemth  
15:00
Brighton v Blackpool  
Derby v Cardiff  
Fulham v Blackburn  
Leeds v Huddersfld  
M'boro v Brentford  
Millwall v N Forest  
Norwich v Birmingham  
Rotherham v Charlton  
Sheff Wed v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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