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Howard: Missing through suspension

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Howard had scored three goals in four matches prior to his red card early in the second half of last weekend's 4-1 home victory over Watford.

The 33-year-old begins a three-game suspension so James Vaughan, who came off the bench to score his first City goal against the Hornets, is in line to make his first start for the club alongside fellow loanee Martyn Waghorn.

Richie Wellens was withdrawn as a precaution just before the hour mark against Watford after complaining of a tight hamstring but the midfielder is expected to be fit.

Boss Nigel Pearson has options available should he wish to make changes with Matt Oakley, Nicky Adams, Yann Kermorgant, Dany N'Guessan and Nolberto Solano all vying for recalls.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Fulham v Charlton  
Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff  
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth  
Bolton v Brentford  
Brighton v Rotherham  
Derby v Wigan  
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld  
Leeds v Wolves  
M'boro v Watford  
N Forest v Blackburn  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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