Middlesbrough v Millwall preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Millwall at the Riverside Stadium.

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McManus: Has undergone ankle surgery

McManus: Has undergone ankle surgery

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is without Stephen McManus for the visit of Millwall.

McManus has been ruled out for four months following ankle surgery, leaving Boro short of numbers in defence with either Matthew Bates or Seb Hines, who played in the reserves this week, likely to fill the void in Boro's backline.

Kevin Thompson faces a late fitness test after limping off in the defeat to Swansea with a fractured fibula.

Striker Marvin Emnes has returned from his loan spell at Swansea and, following a 45 minute run out in the reserves, is likely to make the squad, while defender David Wheater is fully fit after recovering from an arm injury.

Midfielder Barry Robson was an unused substitute for Scotland in midweek, despite lacking fitness following a thigh problem, but should be included in the squad.

Jason Puncheon and Calvin Andrew will be added to the Millwall squad for the trip to Middlesbrough.

Southampton winger Puncheon and Crystal Palace striker Andrew have this week been drafted in on loan until January after the Lions were hit by a spate of injuries.

Wideman Chris Hackett is out for a fortnight with a hip injury picked up against Sheffield United last weekend and forwards Kevin Lisbie and Theo Robinson are sidelined by knee problems.

Boss Kenny Jackett will also have to do without versatile defender Scott Barron, who has been an ever-present this term but must serve a one-match ban after collecting a fifth booking against the Blades.

Tony Craig is Barron's likely replacement at left-back.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds
Middlesbro' v Millwall
N Forest v Birmingham
Watford v Ipswich
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Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  

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 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 43 -1 62
10 Blackburn 43 3 61
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Charlton 42 -24 42
21 Blackpool 42 -26 42
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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