McDonald blow ahead of R's clash

Middlesbrough striker Scott McDonald remains a major doubt for Saturday's Championship clash against QPR at the Riverside Stadium.

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McDonald: Hernia problem

McDonald: Hernia problem

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McDonald has consulted a specialist over his fight for fitness after hernia surgery.

The former Celtic frontman arrived on Teesside last month having already had his operation but has struggled to shake off the after-effects.

However, New Zealand international Chris Killen is expected to return to the squad against Rangers after recovering from the hamstring problem and virus which have kept him out of the last three games.

Rhys Williams (pelvic injury) and Chris Riggott (hamstring) are back in training but defender Tony McMahon is out with a stress fracture of the foot.

Long-term absentees Seb Hines (ankle and medial ligament) and Matthew Bates (cruciate ligament) remain on the sidelines.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:15
Ipswich v Norwich
15:00
Blackburn v Bournemth  
Brentford v Birmingham
Brighton v Bolton  
Derby v Fulham  
Huddersfld v Charlton  
M'boro v Sheff Wed
Millwall v Rotherham  
N Forest v Reading  
Watford v Leeds

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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