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.

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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

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:15
Watford v Bournemth
15:00
Brighton v Blackpool
Derby v Cardiff
Fulham v Blackburn
Leeds v Huddersfld
M'boro v Brentford
Millwall v N Forest
Norwich v Birmingham
Rotherham v Charlton
Sheff Wed v Reading

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Fri, 19 Sep 2014

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