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Griffin: Hoping to start

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Full-back Griffin signed on loan from Stoke for the remainder of the season on Tuesday while Icelandic striker Thorvaldsson has received international clearance to complete his loan from Esbjerg.

The duo were not eligible for the famous 2-1 FA Cup third-round replay win at Liverpool on Wednesday night but will both travel to the City Ground.

Griffin is set to start at right-back in place of converted midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson while Thorvaldsson will have to settle for a place on the bench.

Shane Long will hope for a start after he came on to head the winner at Anfield but interim boss Brian McDermott may stick with the combination of Grzegorz Rasiak and Simon Church in attack.

Noel Hunt and Chris Armstrong (both knee) remain the Royals' only injury worries.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth Live
Bolton v Brentford Live
Brighton v Rotherham Live
Derby v Wigan Live
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld Live
Leeds v Wolves Live
M'boro v Watford Live
N Forest v Blackburn Live
Reading v Blackpool Live
Sheff Wed v Norwich Live

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

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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