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Rocha: Could return for Pompey

Rocha: Could return for Pompey

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Ricardo Rocha could make a surprise return to the Portsmouth side after making a quick recovery from the hamstring injury that kept him out of last week's win at Hull.

But midfielder Richard Hughes is an injury doubt after suffering a thigh strain at the KC Stadium.

Hermann Hreidarsson made his return after seven months out with an Achilles injury as a late substitute last week and should be on the bench again.

Youngster Tom Kilbey has resumed training following a long-term knee problem but will not be involved yet.

Striker Danny Webber is still building up his fitness after a cruciate injury.

Forest have Ryan Bertrand available again after the defender served a one-match ban in the win over Ipswich last time out.

If, as expected, Bertrand goes straight back into the team at left-back, Billy Davies will have to decide between Luke Chambers and Kelvin Wilson for a central defensive spot.

Wilson returned to the side last weekend as Chambers was moved across to right-back.

Davies' small squad means that forwards Nathan Tyson (knee), Garath McCleary (knee), Robert Earnshaw (calf) and Dele Adebola (back) may be required to make up the numbers once again despite carrying niggling injuries.

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Championship Fixtures

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Saturday, 04 October 2014
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15:00
Blackburn v Huddersfld  
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Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Thu, 02 Oct 2014

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