Pearson missing for Tykes trip

Derby will be without midfielder Stephen Pearson when they travel to Oakwell to play Barnsley in the Championship on Saturday.

Last Updated: 09/04/10 at 12:50

Pearson: Two-match ban

Pearson: Two-match ban

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The former Celtic midfielder was sent off against Ipswich on Monday for foul and abusive language and he will serve a two-match ban.

Rob Hulse is hoping to return to the starting line-up after firing his 12th goal of the season when stepping off the substitutes bench in the 3-1 home defeat to Roy Keane's side.

Manager Nigel Clough must decide whether to stick with Steven Davies alongside Chris Porter up front or recall former Crewe, West Brom, Leeds and Sheffield United forward Hulse.

Clough will be without defender Dean Leacock, who will miss the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments in the recent win at Coventry.

Scotland international Kris Commons has still not fully recovered from his hamstring injury and defender Miles Addison, sidelined since mid-January with a foot problem, is still out.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 31 October 2014
19:45
Norwich v Bolton  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
12:15
Wolves v Birm'ham  
15:00
Blackburn v Reading  
Blackpool v Ipswich  
Brentford v Derby  
Cardiff v Leeds  
Charlton v Sheff Wed  
Huddsf'ld v N Forest  
Rotherham v M'boro  
Watford v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 14 12 26
2 Watford 14 11 26
3 Wolves 14 6 26
4 B'mouth 14 14 24
5 M'boro 14 7 24
6 Norwich 14 10 23
7 N Forest 14 7 22
8 Blackburn 14 1 22
9 Charlton 14 1 22
10 Ipswich 14 4 21
11 Cardiff 14 1 19
12 Sheff Wed 14 0 19
13 Brentford 14 -3 19
14 Reading 14 -5 18
15 Millwall 14 -2 17
16 Rotherham 14 -3 17
17 Huddsf'ld 14 -6 17
18 Leeds 14 -4 16
19 Wigan 14 -1 15
20 Fulham 14 -6 14
21 Brighton 14 -3 13
22 Bolton 14 -11 11
23 Birm'ham 14 -16 11
24 Blackpool 14 -14 6

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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