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Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Ipswich and Coventry at Portman Road.

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Delaney: Back in Town's squad

Delaney: Back in Town's squad

Ipswich will be without on-loan defender Darren O'Dea for the home game with Coventry.

The Celtic centre-back has undergone knee surgery on a problem that has dogged him since September and he now faces six weeks on the sidelines.

Manager Roy Keane has an otherwise fully-fit squad to choose from with Shane O'Connor (hamstring), Damien Delaney and Luciano Civelli (both knee) all using the international break to get back to full fitness.

David Norris and Luke Hyam are also back in the squad after they missed the Leeds game a fortnight ago through suspension.

Alan Quinn remains a long-term absentee for Keane's men, who sit in fifth position, having suffered just one defeat at Portman Road in the Championship this term.

Marlon King will face a late fitness test ahead of Coventry's trip to Ipswich.

The striker is facing a race against time to prove he has fully recovered from the dead leg which ruled him out of the final game before the international break at Hull, and the encounter may well come too soon for him with Aidy Boothroyd unwilling to take any risks with his fitness.

Winger Danny Ward will definitely miss out having returned to parent club Bolton to undergo a hernia operation, as will defender James McPake who suffered concussion during a practice match in midweek having taken a blow to the head.

But there is expected to be good news for manager Boothroyd in the form of Keiren Westwood, who is likely to battle through the pain barrier to line up at Portman Road.

The goalkeeper withdrew from the Republic of Ireland's squad for their clash with Slovakia on Tuesday having taken a ball to his face from close range, leaving him with an extremely sore jaw.

Long-term absentees Freddy Eastwood, David Bell, Chris Hussey, Gary Deegan and Stephen O'Halloran all continue to miss out but are making good progress in the treatment room.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
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Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
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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

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