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Monk has not featured for Paulo Sousa's men since October 31 because of a calf injury but is back in training and poised to make his comeback against the Royals.

Another to return is midfielder Mark Gower who has also been out of action since the end of October with a troublesome hamstring injury.

Sousa has no other injuries or suspension problems to contend with as his men look to keep up their pursuit of second-placed West Brom.

Sousa is likely to stick to playing with a lone striker, meaning that Lee Trundle, whose loan from Bristol City ends at the end of the month, will again have to settle for a place on the bench.

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

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