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, 21 October 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Birm'ham  
Blackpool v Derby  
B'mouth v Reading  
Brentford v Sheff Wed  
Cardiff v Ipswich  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddsf'ld v Brighton  
Norwich v Leeds  
Rotherham v Fulham  
Watford v N Forest  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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