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The 27-year-old limped off during the 4-3 Carling Cup victory over Huddersfield on August 26 and has been out of action since with what has been described as a "stress injury".

Strike-partner Andy Carroll will also miss the Championship clash at the new Cardiff City Stadium with a groin strain, once again leaving teenager Nile Ranger as caretaker boss Chris Hughton's only fit frontman.

Jonas Gutierrez (hamstring) is also still out, while deadline day signing Peter Lovenkrands is short of match fitness.

But midfielder Nicky Butt is available after suffering a slight ankle injury on his return to action from a dislocated thumb, while Fabricio Coloccini will be assessed after his late return from international duty with Argentina.

Kick-off is at 2.05pm.

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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  
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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

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