Pearson fit for Sky Blues battle

Derby have no fresh injury problems ahead of the trip to Coventry on Saturday after Stephen Pearson recovered from a slight knock.

Last Updated: 02/04/10 at 13:50

Pearson: Passed fit

Pearson: Passed fit

The midfielder had been nursing an injury following the 1-0 home win over Leicester but has trained this week and will keep his place in the side.

Defender Dean Leacock and forward Steven Davies made their returns from injury against the Foxes and have suffered no reaction, so they too should retain their places in the starting XI.

Kris Commons is close to a return but the Scotland international will not be risked over the Easter period.

The forward suffered a hamstring injury against Swansea in February and it was hoped he would be back in contention by now. However, Rams boss Nigel Clough believes Commons could be available for selection for the trip to Barnsley on April 10.

"He has not progressed as quickly as we would have liked and he won't be ready for Coventry or Ipswich on Monday," said Clough. "You can't rush hamstrings and we will assess it again early next week as regards the Barnsley match."

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds
Middlesbro' v Millwall
N Forest v Birmingham
Watford v Ipswich
Monday, 21 April 2014
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 43 -1 62
10 Blackburn 43 3 61
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Charlton 42 -24 42
21 Blackpool 43 -27 42
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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