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McAllister: Has a calf strain

McAllister: Has a calf strain

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An injury to Jamie McAllister has left Bristol City short of defensive options ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace.

The Scotland international limped out of the Boxing Day defeat to Reading with a calf strain and joins captain Louis Carey (illness) and Liam Fontaine (ankle) on the sidelines.

Lewin Nyatanga replaced McAllister early in the second half at the Madejski Stadium and he is expected to retain his place on the left of a back four that includes fellow youngsters Christian Ribeiro and Steve Caulker, leaving Damion Stewart as the only experienced defender.

Midfielders Jamel Campbell-Ryce and Kalifa Cisse and strikers Danny Haynes and David Clarkson are available for recalls should boss Keith Millen feel the need to make further changes.

Pablo Counago and Darren Ambrose will be handed late fitness checks ahead of Palace's trip to Bristol City.

Striker Counago suffered a hamstring strain during the 3-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest last weekend and is a doubt.

Darren Ambrose played at Forest despite a leg injury and his condition will be assessed once again, although boss George Burley is confident he will be fit.

However, fellow midfielder Alex Marrow looks set to miss out with flu.

Winger Sean Scannell has made two substitute appearances after recovering from the knee injury he suffered in pre-season and is pushing for a start.

Young defender Lee Hills is still on the sidelines with a knee problem.

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Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Birm'ham  
Blackpool v Derby  
B'mouth v Reading  
Brentford v Sheff Wed
Cardiff v Ipswich  
Charlton v Bolton
Huddsf'ld v Brighton
Norwich v Leeds  
Rotherham v Fulham  
Watford v N Forest  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Watford 12 11 24
2 Derby 12 12 23
3 M'boro 12 9 23
4 Norwich 12 10 21
5 N Forest 12 9 21
6 Ipswich 12 6 20
7 Wolves 12 3 20
8 Charlton 12 3 19
9 B'mouth 12 3 18
10 Brentford 12 -1 18
11 Sheff Wed 12 0 17
12 Cardiff 12 0 16
13 Blackburn 12 -2 16
14 Leeds 12 -3 15
15 Rotherham 12 -3 15
16 Reading 12 -5 15
17 Huddsf'ld 12 -6 15
18 Millwall 12 -3 13
19 Wigan 12 -2 11
20 Brighton 12 -3 11
21 Birm'ham 12 -7 11
22 Fulham 12 -9 10
23 Bolton 12 -12 8
24 Blackpool 12 -10 6

Updated Mon, 20 Oct 2014

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