Boro sweating over Johnson fitness

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Johnson: Hamstring tear

Johnson: Hamstring tear

The 22-year-old missed the 2-0 derby defeat at Newcastle with a slight hamstring tear suffered a week earlier, but has returned to training and could be fit to face the Iron.

French striker Jeremie Aliadiere, who has been out of action since the 2-0 victory over Derby on October 20 - Gareth Southgate's last game in charge - because of an ankle injury which required surgery, is also back in training and has an outside chance of being included in the squad.

However, central defender Sean St Ledger is unavailable once again after his loan deal expired with a proposed permanent move yet to be sealed.

In addition, Matthew Bates (cruciate ligament) and Seb Hines (ankle surgery) remain on the sidelines.

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Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
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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

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