McAnuff banned for Owls clash

Reading will be without winger Jobi McAnuff for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday to the Madejski Stadium in the Championship on Saturday.

Last Updated: 26/02/10 at 15:29

McAnuff: Starts ban

McAnuff: Starts ban

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McDermott saw his side progress to the FA Cup quarter finals on Wednesday night after a dramatic 3-2 extra time win at West Brom which was only marred by McAnuff's dismissal after the final whistle for violent conduct.

McAnuff will start a three-game ban against the Owls - which also rules him out of the cup tie with Aston Villa - to leave McDermott with a selection headache.

McAnuff and Jimmy Kebe have excelled in wide roles in recent weeks and with no other out-and-out wingers available, Brian McDermott may have to change formation.

Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson returned to the starting line-up at The Hawthorns after a recent foot injury and scored the winner so should continue, while striker Shane Long serves the fourth and final game of his suspension.

Midfielder Jem Karacan has had an operation on his broken hand and could be out for several weeks, while Brynjar Gunnarsson (dead leg) and Kalifa Cisse (groin) could be involved. McDermott also has on-loan Blackburn defender Zurab Khizanishvili available again.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Cardiff  
Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Brentford v Charlton  
Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
Middlesbro' v Birmingham  
Millwall v Leeds  
N Forest v Blackpool  
Watford v Bolton  
Wigan v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Mon, 14 Jul 2014

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