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Wickham: Could start for Town

Wickham: Could start for Town

Ipswich boss Roy Keane could hand a start to striker Connor Wickham.

The talented teenager, who is consistently linked with a move away from Portman Road, has made substitute appearances in the last two fixtures after returning from a hip injury.

Captain Gareth McAuley made his return to the first XI in the 1-1 draw with Coventry on New Year's Day following two months out with an Achilles injury and the Northern Ireland defender is expected to keep his place.

Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has undergone surgery on an ankle problem he picked up before Christmas and will be out for at least three months.

Winger Shane O'Connor also remains on the sidelines with a ruptured and dislocated shoulder joint and will miss six weeks.

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies hopes to have Ryan Bertrand and Paul McKenna available.

Both players missed the home draw with Barnsley - on loan defender Bertrand with a hamstring problem sustained during the victory over East Midlands rivals Derby and captain McKenna through illness.

Dele Adebola returned from a knee injury on New Year's Day and the big striker should be on the bench once more.

Davies made three changes against the Tykes and the Scot will shuffle his pack again.

Aaron Ramsey could make his second start for the club while fellow midfielder Paul Anderson, defender Kelvin Wilson and forward Nathan Tyson may also come into the reckoning.

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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
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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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