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Team news for the Championship game between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.

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Davids: Will not be facing Watford

Davids: Will not be facing Watford

George Burley will be without the experience of Edgar Davids for the first time when Crystal Palace host Watford.

The 37-year-old former Barcelona and Inter Milan midfielder left the club by mutual consent on Monday.

Sean Scannell and Lee Hills remain sidelined with knee injuries and on-loan defender Anthony Gardner remains a doubt due to the groin problem that has kept him out of the last two games.

Claude Davis has served his four-match ban for being sent-off in the 1-0 defeat at Millwall and could go straight back into the starting line-up following three successive defeats.

Teenager Wilfried Zaha will be pushing for a starting berth after signing a new four-and-a-half year contract with the club this week but Burley is likely to continue with Pablo Counago and James Vaughan up front.

Watford manager Malky Mackay has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace.

Mackay saw his side held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest on Saturday and may make changes as he looks for a first win in four.

Young winger Michael Bryan is set to be rested with another teenager - Matthew Whichelow - given a chance to impress while Marvin Sordell could be recalled.

Sordell was on the bench against Forest but has scored seven times this season and could start in place of Troy Deeney.

Full-back Lee Hodson has recovered from a back injury and was among the substitutes at the weekend but Scottish winger Don Cowie is still unavailable due to a knee injury.

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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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