Burnley v Leeds preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Burnley and Leeds at Turf Moor.

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

Paterson: Could return to squad

Paterson: Could return to squad

Burnley boss Brian Laws is optimistic that Martin Paterson and Chris Eagles will be passed fit for the game.

Paterson has not played since the 1-1 draw at home to Doncaster on November 9 due to a thigh strain and will be assessed.

Eagles was absent from Burnley's last game against Derby a fortnight ago because of a niggling back problem but he too has a chance of being passed fit.

Left-back Danny Fox is still recovering from strained ankle ligaments but could possibly make his comeback at Cardiff on December 18.

Laws said: "Danny is on track. He has made very good progress. We are very hopeful that he will be able to be involved in the Cardiff away game."

Leeds manager Simon Grayson has Paul Connolly available for the trip.

The defender missed last weekend's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace through suspension after picking up five bookings for the season and Grayson will have to decide whether to recall him or keep Andy Hughes in defence.

Bradley Johnson, who entered a war of words with chairman Ken Bates this week due to contract issues, has started the last three games for the Whites since being placed on the transfer list and is likely to keep his place in midfield despite calls for him to be dropped to the bench.

Defender Richard Naylor is still recovering from minor knee surgery while strikers Ross McCormack and Billy Paynter are both pushing for starting places as Leeds look to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

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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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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