Coventry v Leeds preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Coventry and Leeds at the Ricoh Arena.

Last Updated: 05/11/10 at 10:45

Eastwood: In contention for Coventry

Eastwood: In contention for Coventry

Freddy Eastwood returns to the fold for the Sky Blues.

The striker has not played since August's 3-1 defeat at Millwall due to a knee injury but is now back in full training and in contention for a place in Aidy Boothroyd's squad.

Full-back Chris Hussey, who has been sidelined with a broken metatarsal, also returns to the frame.

Midfielder David Bell (groin) returns to training on Friday but Saturday's visit of Leeds may come too soon for him while centre-back James McPake is also on the verge of making his comeback.

Gary Deegan earlier this week suffered a setback in his recovery from ankle trouble and will now miss the rest of the season.

Fourth-placed Coventry go into the encounter looking for their third successive victory, with Gary McSheffrey having scored four goals in five games and keen to shoot down the club who opted not to make his loan switch at Elland Road permanent at the end of last season.

Winger Lloyd Sam could return to the Leeds squad.

Sam has missed the last five games due to an unspecified injury but proved his fitness in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week and could give Grayson extra options.

Grayson has no new injury or suspension worries and is not expected to make any unforced changes following his side's 4-1 win at Scunthorpe last Saturday.

Latest loan signing Andy O'Brien is likely to continue alongside Alex Bruce in central defence after making an impressive debut at Scunthorpe.

Grayson could opt for Bradley Johnson in his starting line-up after he replaced Amdy Faye early in the second half last week while Billy Paynter is pushing for his first start after stepping off the bench late on to make his first appearance since arriving from Swindon in the summer.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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