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Eustace: Out through suspension

Eustace: Out through suspension

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Watford will be without midfielder John Eustace for the visit of Reading.

Former Stoke man Eustace is banned after picking up five yellow cards this season so manager Malky Mackay will be forced into at least one change from the side which went down 3-2 at Burnley last week.

Youngster Ross Jenkins could come into the side in Eustace's place or Josh Walker may make his first start since joining from Middlesbrough.

Eustace was credited with the infamous 'ghost goal' when the two sides met in 2008 when referee Stuart Attwell awarded the Royals a goal when Eustace headed a corner wide of the post.

Winger Don Cowie returned from a knee injury to score at Burnley last weekend to leave Mackay with no injury worries.

Troy Deeney will hope to get the nod to continue to partner Danny Graham in attack despite the former Walsall man scoring just once all season.

Reading could welcome back winger Jimmy Kebe for the trip to Watford.

The Mali winger has missed the last five matches with a knee injury but is close to a comeback and could feature for Brian McDermott's men at Vicarage Road.

However, striker Noel Hunt has been in excellent form in Kebe's wide role in recent games and might keep his place in the starting XI.

Central midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson has still got a thigh problem and will miss out as the Royals look to keep pace with the play-off pack.

Club captain Ivar Ingimarsson has suffered a minor setback in his recovery from a hamstring problem and remains on the sidelines having not played since March.

Young full-back Julian Kelly is still out with his hamstring injury but he would not be involved anyway.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 24 October 2014
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Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff  
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth  
Bolton v Brentford  
Brighton v Rotherham  
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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 Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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