Virus sweeps through Riverside

Gordon Strachan will make several late decisions ahead of Tuesday's home clash with Preston (8pm) as a virus sweeps through Middlesbrough.

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Strachan: Virus to contend with

Strachan: Virus to contend with

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Strachan gave his players Monday off in a bid to prevent the bug spreading after defender Stephen McManus went down with it at the weekend.

No-one has yet been ruled out as a result but the manager will take a head count before finalising his plans.

Full-back Justin Hoyte is struggling with a calf problem but Rhys Williams returns from suspension.

Tony McMahon (stress fracture of the foot), Seb Hines (ankle and knee ligament) and Matthew Bates (cruciate ligament) are still out.

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Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
19:45
Birmingham v Sheff Wed
Blackpool v Watford
Bournemth v Leeds
Brentford v Norwich
Cardiff v M'boro
Charlton v Wolves
Huddersfld v Wigan
Ipswich v Brighton
20:00
Bolton v Rotherham
Reading v Millwall

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

Updated Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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