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Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Cardiff and Nottingham Forest at Cardiff City Stadium.

Last Updated: 19/11/10 at 12:33

Adebola: Hoping to return to line-up

Adebola: Hoping to return to line-up

Cardiff boss Dave Jones will assess the fitness of three players ahead of the game with Nottingham Forest.

Chris Burke, Lee Naylor and Darcy Blake were forced off during last weekend's 4-2 win at Scunthorpe because of muscle injuries.

They will be assessed but striker Jay Bothroyd will be back in Cardiff colours after making his England debut as a second-half substitute appearance in Wednesday's 2-1 friendly defeat to France at Wembley.

Jason Koumas, who has struggled so far to reach the heights achieved during his first spell at the club, could earn a starting role if Burke fails to recover in time.

Koumas said: "The manager knows what he is doing with me and I am comfortable with the way things are going."

Nottingham Forest have no new problems ahead of the trip to south Wales to face Championship leaders Cardiff.

Striker David McGoldrick is still nursing the knee ligament strain that ruled him out against QPR.

Back-up goalkeeper Karl Darlow also missed out last weekend with a shoulder problem and he remains sidelined.

Kelvin Wilson is receiving intensive treatment on the back problem that has seen him sit out the last three matches and the defender is still a doubt.

Dele Adebola may have forced his way into the starting line-up after impressing boss Billy Davies with a 30-minute cameo from the bench against QPR.

Fellow forwards Nathan Tyson and Robert Earnshaw will also be hoping for recalls.

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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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