Crystal Palace v Hull preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Crystal Palace and Hull at Selhurst Park (kick-off 5.20pm).

Last Updated: 10/12/10 at 11:15

Ashbee: Hopes to return

Ashbee: Hopes to return

Crystal Palace are hoping Darren Ambrose can shake off his latest injury in time to feature.

The midfielder, who has already missed a large chunk of the season with a knee problem, is now struggling with the dead leg he suffered at Leeds last weekend.

The Eagles are able to welcome back Owen Garvan after a two-match suspension but fellow midfielder Alex Marrow looks set to miss out with the ankle injury which sidelined him at Elland Road.

George Burley also has problems in defence with captain Paddy McCarthy still doubtful with a groin injury and Hull loanee Anthony Gardner not allowed to play against his parent club.

Adam Barrett will be recalled if McCarthy is ruled out for a third match.

Hull manager Nigel Pearson is set to welcome back captain Ian Ashbee for the trip to south London.

Ashbee was rated touch and go for the game against QPR last week but the postponement allowed him more time to recover from an Achilles injury he suffered in the 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough, and he is expected to be included in the Tigers squad.

Pearson was hopeful Daniel Ayala would return after the on-loan Liverpool defender missed the last two games with a hamstring injury but the game looks to have come a week too early.

Paul McShane and Jay Simpson are both pushing for starting places while Craig Fagan (hip), Caleb Folan and Jimmy Bullard (both knee) are all unavailable.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
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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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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