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Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Barnsley and Sheffield United at Oakwell.

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Hill: Could return for Tykes

Hill: Could return for Tykes

Barnsley manager Mark Robins could welcome back Matt Hill for the South Yorkshire derby.

The on-loan Wolves defender is nearing a return from a hairline foot fracture and may be ready in time to face the Blades.

Meanwhile, midfielder Martin Devaney and striker Liam Dickinson have both returned from their loan spells at Walsall. Devaney is currently struggling with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to feature but Dickinson could be recalled to the Tykes squad.

Nathan Doyle returns from suspension having sat out the goalless draw with Watford after being booked for the fifth time this season.

Long-term absentee Jay McEveley has started gym work after a medial ligament injury while Luke Potter has also begun his rehabilitation from a knee problem, but both players are not expected to be back in action until the New Year.

Sheffield United manager Gary Speed has limited striking options for the game.

Daniel Bogdanovic serves the second game of a three-match ban after his sending off in the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace and Richard Cresswell is also unavailable as he starts his three-match ban following his dismissal in the loss at Bristol City.

Jamie Ward is doubtful with an Achilles injury and Darius Henderson is also occupying the sidelines through injury, which leaves Ched Evans the only striking option at Speed's disposal.

Speed could hand on-loan Wolves defender Danny Batth his debut in defence after he signed for the Blades on loan deadline day while defender Chris Morgan (knee) and Lee Williamson (back) are still ruled out.

Andy Reid, who extended his loan with United until the New Year, is set to continue in midfield.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn Live
Brighton v Blackpool Live
Burnley v Wigan Live
Derby v Barnsley Live
Ipswich v Bournemth Live
Millwall v Doncaster Live
QPR v Watford Live
Sheff Wed v Charlton Live
Yeovil v Huddersfld Live
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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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