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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, 24 October 2014
19:45
Fulham v Charlton
Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth
Bolton v Brentford
Brighton v Rotherham
Derby v Wigan
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld
Leeds v Wolves
M'boro v Watford
N Forest v Blackburn

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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