Byrne blow for Baggies clash

Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins will be without Cliff Byrne for the visit of high-flying West Brom in the Championship on Monday afternoon.

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Byrne: Banned against Baggies

Byrne: Banned against Baggies

The right-back was sent off in the 3-0 reverse at Middlesbrough on Boxing Day for a professional foul on Jeremie Aliadiere and must now serve a suspension.

Andrew Wright came on at half-time as boss Nigel Adkins reshuffled his defence and he is favourite to deputise for Byrne, although Jordan Spence will hope to be considered.

Top scorer Gary Hooper was absent at the Riverside with an ankle injury and is again a doubt, with a late fitness test determining whether he will be available.

Illness has swept through Glanford Park over the last week, with several players suffering, and reserve goalkeeper Josh Lillis missed the Boro clash and remains doubtful for the Baggies game.

Scunthorpe are in the midst of a worrying run of form having won just one of their last nine games, and they face a tough task welcoming Roberto Di Matteo's men, who have five away wins to their name this term.

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Charlton v Bolton  
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Wigan v Reading  
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Blackpool v Burnley  
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Saturday, 19 April 2014
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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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