Crystal Palace v Swansea preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Crystal Palace and Swansea at Selhurst Park.

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Williams: Set to equal Swansea record

Williams: Set to equal Swansea record

Crystal Palace could be boosted by the return of last season's top scorer Darren Ambrose for the game after he came through a practice match in midweek.

Dutch veteran Edgar Davids is also poised to return to the squad after missing last weekend's 4-3 defeat at Preston due to a virus.

But winger Sean Scannell has suffered a slight setback in his recovery from a knee injury and will sit out again.

Centre-half Claude Davis serves the third game of his four-match ban following his red card against Millwall a fortnight ago.

Defender Lee Hills and midfielder Neil Danns (both knee) are still missing.

Ashley Williams is set to make a record-equalling return for Swansea.

The centre-back missed Tuesday's 2-0 Carling Cup defeat at Wigan having suffered slight concussion in last weekend's league victory over Leicester but, having benefited from the rest, he returns to the fold.

Williams' recovery means he will make his 106th successive league appearance for the Swans, joining former City outfield players Andy Legg and Gilbert Beach on the milestone. Goalkeeper Roger Freestone holds the all-time record with 186.

Williams' return comes as a boost to Brendan Rodgers as he prepares to lose Garry Monk to a one-match ban for collecting five bookings, and possibly fellow defender Albert Serran who is set for a thigh scan.

As well as Serran, midfielder Kemy Agustien was also forced off at the DW Stadium with a knee injury and will be assessed, while Mark Gower continues to make progress on the sidelines with his hamstring injury.

Gorka Pintado (shoulder) comes back into the reckoning after playing 90 minutes for the reserves, fellow striker Frank Nouble has been recalled from his loan spell by West Ham.

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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
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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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