Carroll in line to face Blades

Andy Carroll is set to return to the Newcastle XI as they look to confirm their return to the Premier League against Sheffield United (7.45pm).

Last Updated: 04/04/10 at 15:57

Carroll: Set to return to side

Carroll: Set to return to side

Chris Hughton's men beat Peterborough 3-2 in the Championship on Saturday, meaning they need just a point against the Blades at St James' Park on Monday night to secure promotion, and leading scorer Carroll is expected to shake off an ankle injury to be involved.

After making five changes against Peterborough, Hughton is preparing to utilise his full squad again, with wingers Jonas Gutierrez and Wayne Routledge, midfielder Danny Guthrie and striker Peter Lovenkrands all hoping to play a part.

Steven Taylor and Fitz Hall both remain on the sidelines with their respective knee injuries.

United are expected to be roared on by a season-high crowd against the Blades, with a return to the top flight just 90 minutes away.

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Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

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