Hughton hopeful of Enrique return

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton hopes Jose Enrique will be fit to play a part in Monday night's clash with Nottingham Forest at St James' Park.

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Enrique: Did not feature against Doncaster

Enrique: Did not feature against Doncaster

The 24-year-old Spaniard has been struggling with a hamstring injury and was kept on the substitutes' bench for the midweek win at Doncaster.

Peter Lovenkrands and Alan Smith (both ankle) missed the hard-fought win at the Keepmoat Stadium, but could be back in contention, as could Mike Williamson (broken hand) and Fitz Hall (hamstring), who also sat it out in midweek.

Midfielder Joey Barton, sidelined for more than five months following surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot, stepped off the bench at Doncaster and will be looking to improve his match fitness, while Shola Ameobi (hamstring) and Steven Taylor (knee/broken jaw) both remain sidelined.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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